Proverbs 7:13-15 (ESV)

13 She seizes him and kisses him,

and with bold face she says to him,

14 “I had to offer sacrifices,

and today I have paid my vows;

15 so now I have come out to meet you,

to seek you eagerly, and I have found you.

The adulteress spots the naïve man and entices him. She is aggressive and won’t allow him to leave without a fight. She is determined to overcome him and glories in the conquest of her victims. By grabbing and kissing him, she initiates her quest. She insists that she needs him for religious reasons, as she worships fertility gods. If rain ceased to fall, there would be no crops, and without crops there would be no harvest time. Those who worshipped fertility gods believed that by having sex they stimulated the gods to respond to their requirement for water, food, and fertility in general. The adulteress makes this simple man believe he is the only one who will satisfy. Those who initiate and pursue sexual sin are skilled in manipulation.When you cross paths with the one who flatters by insisting only you can meet his sexual needs, run the other way!