In Jewish law , sex 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 impulse , it 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.
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Forgot Password? Register for Online Access. After all, this is television, not real life. While this is certainly not a behavior exclusive to Jewish teens, the episode in question does spotlight a practice LILITH has been hearing about for several years from parents, educators, counselors and adolescent girls themselves. Unbidden, they have spoken to Lilith about the prevalence of oral sex among young teens—at parties, on school grounds, at camp, and at the back of the bus. No one is suggesting, even for a moment, that Jewish teens are leading the oral sex revolution. But they may have earlier and more frequent opportunities for sexual contact in a supercharged social milieu than their non-Jewish peers.
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Not true. All jokes aside, there are lots of stereotypes that claim Jewish girls are prudes, and therefore bad in bed. Whatever their level of observance, I feel like I can discuss sex with my Jewish friends, have fun, and not be judged. Bad-ass women like Esther, Miriam, Vashti, and yes, Lilith , are empowering — even sexy. Of course, I can and have sexualized a bowl of Szechuan noodles, so I had to check in with a couple of other sex-positive Jews to get the dirty not shameful!
The Torah does not outlaw it — as it does many other types of sexual relationships — and the child of such a union is not considered a mamzer illegitimate. Nonetheless, marital sex is considered ideal, and premarital sex is traditionally not approved of. The negative attitude toward premarital sex, to a large degree, reflects the overwhelmingly positive attitude toward sex within marriage. When sex is reserved for marriage, it too is considered holy.