Gender & Sexuality
Traditional Sources on Sex Outside Marriage
While the Torah does not forbid premarital sex, the rabbis of the talmudic era prohibited it--but one modern authority proposed a sanctioned form of exclusive sexual relationship outside of marriage.
Sex Outside Marriage: Modern Rabbinic Views
A selection of statements from rabbis of various denominations.
The Purpose and Meaning of Sex in Judaism
Judaism approves of sex and sexual pleasure, valuing it as a means toward procreation and companionship.