Sex & Sexuality QuizJudaism does not see sex as dirty or grossly physical, neither does it encourage sex outside committed relationships. How much do you know about Jewish perspectives on sex?
Question 1. Which of these is the most preferable form of contraception, according to rabbinic authorities?
Birth control pill.
Question 2. What is the protocol for a ritually impure woman and man?
Expulsion from the Israelite camp
Immersion in a ritual pool of water
Death by stoning
A ritual service administered by a priest, or kohen
Question 3. True or false: Because it is a mitzvah to procreate, Jewish law never permits the use of birth control.
Question 4. What does semen affect, according to Maimonides?
The entire body's strength.
The light of one's eyes.
Physical viability and decay.
All of the above.
None of the above.
Question 5. What makes the biblical character Onan famous?
He refused to perform a levirate marriage with his sister-in-law after his brother's death
He slaughtered all the adult males of an entire city after one of them raped his sister
He was the first nazirite
He was a eunuch in the Holy Temple
Question 6. What is the first reference to sex in the Torah?
"Be fertile and increase; fill the Earth and master it"
"And God said, let us make Man"
“While the Man slept, He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that spot. And the Lord God fashioned the rib that He had taken from the man into a woman."
"A man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, so that they become one flesh."
Question 7. True or false: The Torah only permits sex for the purpose of procreation.
Question 8. Which of the following is not a byproduct of excessive sexual activity, according to Maimonides in the Mishneh Torah?
A man's strength fails
A foul odor proceeds from his mouth and armpits
A man becomes prematurely aged
A man's teeth wither and corrode
Question 9. What is the literal translation for the Hebrew phrase that means "sexual offenses"?
The "uncovering of nakedness."
The "disclosing of truths."
The "openness of desires."
The "quenching of thirsts."
None of the above.
Question 10. True or false: When the Torah forbids masturbation, it refers exclusively to males.