Once again we see Steven conflating spiritual life with sex. Its interesting that he still hasn't shaken off the jargon of Catholicism in the process, however there are increasingly less instances where we see Steven paradoxically comparing the targets of his lust to Mary at least. Anyhow, the use of the term “spiritual life” in this context may also play into Steven's interests in using words more symbolically, detached from societal contexts. This plays into Steven's perception of himself as both an artist and an exception, he is now actively bending words to fit his needs, changing the connotations to fit his world views and pad out his sentences as needed.