Plenty of rabbis love cycling. Oprah is a big fan and gave him a talk show on her XM station. Science of Us spoke with him about this philosophy and about how secular couples can apply ultra-orthodox sex tips to their own lives. Among us religious Jews, sex is a big deal. In Jewish law, a man has to make his wife orgasm before he does.
Prev Table of Contents Next. In Jewish law , sex is not considered inherently shameful, sinful, or obscene. Sexual enjoyment whether involving intercourse or mere hand holding is permissible for Jews only within the context of marriage. The primary purpose of sexual relations is to reinforce the loving marital bond between husband and wife.
If you're not comfortable with frank discussions about sex, look away now. When I met author Peggy Orenstein recently, the conversation was about the issues that most families don't discuss over the Friday-night dinner table - although Orenstein would probably approve if we did. The New York Times's bestselling author and journalist is in London to promote her new book, Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape, which explores the wide generation gap that has emerged between parents and their daughters.
Welcome to a new series where we ask the question: how do people from different religions have sex? This series is based on the official teachings of the religion, not what individuals might choose to do. At all. As in, no hand-holding, no hugging, nothing.