19. THE QUESTIONS WAS: Which best describes Church teaching on marital relations?

        a. Everything goes

        b. Everything goes if it leads up to the man's seed planted in the wife

        c. twice a day limit


THE ANSWER IS……B….Almost everything goes if it leads up to the man’s seed being planted in the wife’s birth canal.

To cooperate with God’s plan and gifts, each marital act must have as its goal the planting of seed in the woman with no obstacles or barriers. Any other (intended) ending would defile the act.

For example, in the Old Testament, God struck Onan dead because he allowed his seed to fall on the ground instead of in the woman (Genesis 38:9-10)

Foreplay, including oral activity, is permissible as long as the end-goal is the one listed above and the oral activity is not an end in itself. Of course, both individuals must be agreeable to whatever precedes the marital act.

Pope John Paul II’s groundbreaking work “Theology of the Body” is considered one of the deepest and most brilliant Scriptural analyses on sexuality and marriage in the history of the Church. Among other things, the pope discusses how the union of a husband and wife unlocks mysteries related to our future marriage to God when we are in heaven.

The best books on the subject include “Theology of the Body Explained” and “Good News About Sex and Marriage” by Christopher West (http://www.christopherwest.com/)


Related articles include:

http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/sexuality/se0100.html (Theology of the Body)

http://www.christopherwest.com/works.htm, (Christopher West’s commentary on the papal Theology of the Body)






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