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Tomi Adeola wrote:

Hi, guys —

What is the Catholic Church teaching about sex during menstruation between married couples.

  • Is a woman allowed to have sex with her husband when she's menstruating?


  { Is a woman allowed to have sex with her husband when she is menstruating? }

Bob replied:


There is no specific law against sex at that time, although there is an Old Testament prohibition from Leviticus 15:19, in keeping with the many Levitical laws regarding purity.

Since the Old Testament laws, aside from the moral laws, i.e., the Ten Commandments, are not imperatives any longer, one can make the assumption that it is not prohibited.

That being said, prudence would dictate that it is probably worth avoiding for health and other reasons.


Bob Kirby

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