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Intermediate The primary purpose of sex is to reinforce the marital bond Sexual desire is not evil, but must be satisfied in the proper time, place and manner Note: This page addresses issues of Jewish law that may not be appropriate for younger readers.
In places, it discusses sexual behavior in plain and frank terms. Please exercise appropriate discretion. This page explains some traditional Jewish points of view about sex and sexuality that you may find offensive. Indeed, even some Jewish movements have rejected some of these viewpoints in modern times.
Other points of view are more liberal than you would expect, and may offend those with more conservative sensibilities. Jewish Attitudes Towards Sexuality In Jewish lawsex is not considered shameful, sinful or obscene.
Sex is not thought of as a necessary evil for the sole purpose of procreation. Although sexual desire comes from the yetzer ra the evil impulseit is no more evil than hunger or thirst, which also come from the yetzer ra.
Like hunger, thirst or other basic instincts, sexual desire must be controlled and channeled, satisfied at the proper time, place and manner.
But when sexual desire is satisfied between a husband and wife at the proper time, out of mutual love and desire, sex is a mitzvah.
Sex is permissible only within the context of a marriage. In Judaism, sex is not merely a way of experiencing physical pleasure. It is an act of immense significance, which requires commitment and responsibility.
The requirement of marriage before sex ensures that sense of commitment and responsibility. Jewish law also forbids sexual contact short of intercourse outside of the context of marriage, recognizing that such contact will inevitably lead to intercourse.
The primary purpose of sex is to reinforce the loving marital bond between husband and wife. The first and foremost purpose of marriage is companionship, and sexual relations play an important role.
Procreation is also a reason for sex, but it is not the only reason. Sex between husband and wife is permitted even recommended at times when conception is impossible, such as when the woman is pregnant, after menopause, or when the woman is using a permissible form of contraception.
In the Torahthe word used for sex between husband and wife comes from the root Yod-Dalet-Ayin, meaning "to know," which vividly illustrates that proper Jewish sexuality involves both the heart and mind, not merely the body.
Nevertheless, Judaism does not ignore the physical component of sexuality. The need for physical compatibility between husband and wife is recognized in Jewish law. A Jewish couple must meet at least once before the marriageand if either prospective spouse finds the other physically repulsive, the marriage is forbidden.Background.
In its landmark abortion cases, the U.S.
Supreme Court held that a woman’s right to an abortion is not absolute and that states may restrict or ban abortions after fetal viability, provided that their policies meet certain requirements. Prior to the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision of , about , illegal abortions were occurring per year.
By , over 1,, babies were being aborted in the United States. Today, about 1,, abortions occur each year. That's over per day, and nearly three per minute!
Three-fourths of aborting women have an abortion because they can’t afford a child.
Three-fourths of aborting women have an abortion because a child would interfere with their life (work, school, etc). Abortion Facts, Statistics and Methods. Learning the facts about abortion can be transformative for those who support abortion.
Knowing the facts and figures is necessary for those who want to change hearts and minds about abortion. Primary nationwide abortion statistics for the United States are available from two sources—privately from the Guttmacher Institute (AGI) and publicly from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).Guttmacher’s numbers, published every three years, come from direct surveys of all known and suspected abortion providers in the United States.
Types Induced. An induced abortion may be classified as therapeutic (done in response to a health condition of the women or fetus) or elective (chosen for other reasons).. Approximately million pregnancies occur each year worldwide. Over a third are unintended and about a fifth end in induced abortion.
Most abortions result from .