In Scripture, we often read about a husband coming "to know" his wife.
The typical understanding of this has been that it correlates to the marital act.
I've been thinking lately that it would make more sense if "to know" actually meant "seeing" the wife for the first time (as in, in her birthday suit). This makes more sense to me (when referring to the English) because it would seem that the husband would come to know what the wife looks like without her garments. With this understanding too, you can see how when in Scripture it talks about Joseph not coming "to know" Mary until she gave birth to her first-born (Jesus). With this understanding, it would mean that he did not know what Mary "looked like" until she was in labor, when it may be likely that Joseph would have helped her deliver. This also wouldn't imply that they had relations after Jesus' birth.
What do you all think of this?