What kinds of physical acts are morally acceptable when it comes to sex in marriage? What do you do when one spouse embraces NFP and the other insists on using contraception? How can an engaged couple recover chastity and peace after giving into sexual temptation together? Thank you for your podcast. My husband and I have been married for 18 years.
Catechism of the Catholic Church on Marriage, Sexuality and Same-Sex Attraction
Is Oral Sex a Sin?
I remember when I first got married, I had a lot of questions about sex that I was way too embarrassed to ask a priest. Most of these answers have not been clearly defined in an official Catholic document. The ideas behind them, however, have. But at the same time, we must keep it on a leash. Needless to say, this article will contain some adult material. I don't really hold back here at all, so if you're squeemish about these things, I would find something else to read. The rules between unmarried couples are much more simple--stay out of the bedroom until you're married.
The Role of Sexual Intercourse
The Rev. Ksawery Knotz has a message for all married Catholic couples out there: there's nothing wrong with a steamy sex life. In his new book "Sex as you don't know it: For married couples who love God," the Polish friar provides a theological and practical guide for Catholics that has little in common with the strait-laced attitudes often associated with the Roman Catholic Church. But Knotz, a Franciscan friar from a monastery outside Krakow in southern Poland, wants to change all that.
Now, everybody hold on, and read my whole response before you object! This is for two reasons—one practical, the other moral. The similarity of the stimulation caused by oral relations to natural intercourse makes it likely that from time to time, at least, if a couple uses this means of stimulation, the man will ejaculate before natural intercourse.