Oral Sex at the Synagogue - Newsweek Society - MSNBC.com
Thank you Rabbi Marc Gellman for addressing this issue head on, no pun intended :) As parents, we have heard polls that teens and tweens have openly discussed how casual they see oral sex. We know that they consider it to be as casual as holding hands and kissing were during our youth. I can appreciate Rabbi Gellman's courage to speak out to his young congregation. This had to be one of the most difficult messages to deliver. Just think, how difficult is it to discuss sex with our children? It's kind of embarrassing, but discussing oral sex! Wow! Even harder to talk about! But if we (as adults and parents) think that teens don't think about it, talk about it, or do it, then we are sticking our heads in the sand!
The quote from the Talmud is the best! “Be very careful if you make a woman cry, because God counts her tears. The woman came out of a man’s rib: Not from his feet to be walked on. Not from his head to be superior, but from the side to be equal. Under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved.” Thank you, Rabbi Gellman, for reminding us of what God really wants for us: a beautiful, loving (marriage) relationship that includes a healthy and wonderfully satisfying sex life.