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Kat wrote:

Hi, guys —

Is it sinful for a married couple to have mutual stimulation as foreplay before intercourse?


  { Is it sinful for a married couple to have mutual stimulation as foreplay before intercourse? }

John replied:

Hi, Kat —

Thanks for your question.

The answer to your question is No.

The only restriction is that the foreplay not be contraceptive in nature. In other words, the man's orgasm should not intentionally be caused to occur outside of intercourse. That doesn't mean there can't be any stimulation of the man, outside of intercourse. It simply means, that his orgasm should take place during the intercourse.

For woman it is different. Since, orgasm is not connected with the procreative nature of sex, there are no restrictions for her, except to say, that even within the natural expression of love and sexuality, a couple should avoid anything which lowers sex to the level of pure lust.

In other words, husband and wife shouldn't treat each other as objects.


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