Catholic Church: Sex only for procreation

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    it has come to my attention that the catholic church believes and essentially commands that sex is only for procreation.

    what is your understanding of this. especially if you are catholic. because from what I've read, catholicism teaches sex is for both procreation and unity or pleasure and they do not have to both be at the same time. IOW, you can have sex for pleasure and not just to procreate.
     
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    here are the two comments:

    the view of the church that sex is suppose to be only for procreation

    The church however teaches that people should not have sex unless it's for only procreation

    this is not a flame thread, rather i would like to see more of the board's opinion on this matter.
     
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    I'm not going to rehash three pages of what just went on in the other thread. This is the Church's view on sex and procreation. It doesn't mean I agree with it, that's it right, or that the bible even agrees with it. This is the modern day 2010 Catholic Church's stance.

    Religious views on masturbation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Catholic Answers: This Rock: Quick Questions: Procreation

     
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    has a website, ya know.

    Seach "sex"

    Result:

    I hope this helps.:eusa_pray:
     
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    not meant as a rehash, but thanks for putting forth what you believe supports your assertions...i note that you do not bold that portions that go against your claims...

    for example you did not bold the first part:

    to me, that clearly says there are two purposes for sex or marital relations...1. babies, 2. unity or bonding....i do not see anywhere where it says the bonding must accompany making babies, it says there are two purproses and it never says they must always be at the same time....

    i found this from the vatican which does not support your assertion:

    Catechism of the Catholic Church - The sixth commandment

    the above says it is not simply biological, it is also about pleasure and it clearly states that sex has a two fold purpose 1. good of the spouses themselves and 2. biological, life
     
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    further....it is clear the church approves of natural birth "regulation" (read control)


    2370 Periodic continence, that is, the methods of birth regulation based on self-observation and the use of infertile periods, is in conformity with the objective criteria of morality.158

    same link above and it is clear that one can have sex during times when the woman cannot conceive
     
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    Yurt - I am Catholic and we were required to attend several weeks of "pre Cana" before we were married - essentially marriage counseling. With a wink and a nod they discussed birth control. Most of the couples in our class were in their 20s and 30s and prob not a virgin amongst us. Catholicism is a very complicated religion with a book of rules the size of the US Tax code. People pick and choose those they agree with. I am pro choice as is my mother, sister in laws and Republican Catholic girlfriends. That's enough to make the Vatican, the GOP, and rdean's head explode. Lol
     
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    Catholics are uptight...and yes, the purpose of sex to Catholicism is procreation.

    Otherwise birth control would be okay.
     
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    2370 Periodic continence, that is, the methods of birth regulation based on self-observation and the use of infertile periods, is in conformity with the objective criteria of morality.158

    Catechism of the Catholic Church - The sixth commandment

    what say you to that ravi? seems to me that it says natural regulation or control is just fine, IOW, you can have sex when the woman cannot conceive.
     
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    thanks for your reply. is the above catechism i posted valid?
     

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