Sex & Sexuality Quiz


Judaism 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 of :

Qustion 1. True or false: The Torah only permits sex for the purpose of procreation.

True False

Qustion 2. True or false: When the Torah forbids masturbation, it refers exclusively to males.

True False

Qustion 3. True or false: Married couples are especially encouraged to have sex on the night the woman returns from the mikveh, and on Friday nights.

True False

Qustion 4. Which of the following is a recipe in the Talmud for female oral contraception?

Swizzle sticks A potion called the "cup of roots" The bark of an evergreen tree The placenta of a black cat

Qustion 5. According to traditional Jewish law, when do women immerse in the mikveh (ritual bath)?

Immediately after they finish menstruating Ashkenazic women immerse five days after their period begins, Sephardic women immerse four days after their period begins Seven days after they finish menstruating Seven days after they get their period

Qustion 6. 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.

Qustion 7. Does the Bible explicitly forbid homosexuality?

Yes No No, but it does forbid male homosexual sex It never overtly references the subject

Qustion 8. What does the Sefer Hahinuch compare homosexuality to?

Sexual congress with animals. Incest. Marrying a barren woman. All of the above. None of the above.

Qustion 9. What is a mamzer?

A non-Jewish man married to a Jewish woman. A Jewish man who marries a non-Jewish woman. The child of an adulterous or incestuous union. A promiscuous person of either gender.

Qustion 10. Does Jewish law recognize a distinction between male and female masturbation?

Yes No
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