Q3.In Christian Terms, What is Good Sex, and What is Not?
InChristianity, good sex is between a man and his wife. These two arepeople who have entered into a legal matrimonial union. According toPaul, sex is reserved for the husband and the woman (144). His piecesof advice on sex and marriage are echoed in 1 Cor. 7:1-17. Paul’sview is accepted wildly around the world because it echoes God’splan on human marriage. Furthermore, he advises Christians in Corinthto marry and have sex within the confines of marriage so that theycan avoid fornication. Some Christians today engage in loose sexualbehaviors but attend Sunday service looking innocent (Hawkes 155). Inother words, Paul was telling them that wrong sex was practicing itwithout the limits of legal marriage.
Similarly,Paul advocates for marriage between a man and a woman (Kuefler 144).He recommends that a man should take a woman as a wife, and the womanshould take a man as a husband. Therefore, Christians maintain thatsex should be practiced within such a relationship. Therefore, anysexual relations between similar genders is considered wrong sex.However, same-sex marriage issue is addressed in a complex manner inthe Christian Bible which has resulted in interpretation problems.
Lastly,the wrong form of sex is between a married individual, and anunmarried person. Adultery between married people is also considereda sin among Christians (Hawkes 156). This is also called infidelity.In Christianity, this is a wrong form of sexual relation as it isbased on unfaithfulness. Paul suggests to married couples to upholdbenevolence and consider it as the foundation of the shared intimaterelationship 1 Cor. 7:3.
GailHawkes, Naughty but Nice, Or Never on Sundays?: Sex and Sin, Past andPresent in Gail Hawkes and John Scott (eds.), “Perspectives inHuman Sexuality,” (South Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2005),155-167
Paulon Sex and Marriage, in Mathew Kuefler (ed.). “The History ofSexuality Sourcebook,” (New York: Broadview Press, 2007) 144-145.