The Bible criticizes and prohibits male-male penetration
But it does not criticize or prohibit any other form of sex
between men (including oral sex, deep kissing, fondling
and mutual masturbation).
As in other societies of Biblical times, the prohibition on
penetration is aimed at the man being penetrated. This
Biblical prohibition seems to be mainly based on the
cultural view that the penetrated man is acting like a
woman (instead of like a man) in sexual intercourse. The
male penetrator is condemned for helping the penetrated
man to act like a woman. As the prohibition is
culturally based, it does not apply today.
Get detailed information on the following topics:
- Biblical references to sex between men
- Why the references are to men penetrating men
and not to other forms of sex between men
- The reasons for the Leviticus prohibition on men
- Why did people dislike the practice of men
penetrating men in Bible times and why do they
often still do so today?
- Is there any practical reason for the Biblical
prohibition on men penetrating men?
- Books or articles where the authors agree that the
Bible (especially Leviticus) condemns only men
penetrating men and not other forms of sex
Author: Colin Smith