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Those questions concerning sexual conduct (NSFW)

Please bear with me.

  • Back when I was 12 but only a few months before I turned 13, I was indulging in porn online and had lewd conversartions everyday at school with a friend. One day utterly out of the blue I wanted to try oral sex so I approached our pet dog and touched her teeth and gum with my organ for what lasted about 8 seconds. She got upset and turned her face, so I just left. Would I have been liable to be punished according to Leviticus 18:23 and Leviticus 20:15 during the age of the Patriarchs? Sefaria and many other sources and commentaries I have found state only copulation makes one liable, but isn’t it finding loopholes in G-d’s law? G-d cannot be foolished. That would be violating the spirit of the law. I wonder if there should be a more serious punishment. I wondered if mutilation would have been the option, like the punishment for a woman who grabs her husband’s opponent’s testicles during a fight and had her hand cut off. Doesn’t the sheer abomination in simply approaching an animal for such purposes make one liable to the death penalty? This has to do with my own sanity, because living with the thought that I am a lesser human for what I did has rendered me just wanting to escape this world, despite having so many responsabilities towards my family. I have turned despondent of everything but I see no way out.

This first question has been my heaviest bane.

  • During ancient times, when it is mentioned that if a man slept with a virgin and had thus to pay the bride price and probably marry her, what does “sleep” entail? If two people were caught engaging in oral sex, or maybe mutual masturbation and intercrural sex, would they be liable to get married? Would a woman still be a virgin if she engaged in activities short of penetration? What were the punishments for such conducts?

  • Lesbian sexual conduct has been dismissed by most schools of Jewish thought as deplorable licentiousness, but not liable to any major punishment apart from flogging for rebeliousness. It is odd in that a woman’s virginity, to speak nothing of chastity, would be violated according to practices adopted, such as the use of the olisbos (dildo) of Ancient Greeks, so commonly alluded to. The school of Shammai upholds the treatment of women engaged in mesolelot as that of prostitutes, and thus forbidden to marry Kohens. Paul, who was taught under Gamaliel of the Hilel school, puts lesbianism in parallel terms with its male counterpart, even if in less descriptive terms than that for males. What was after all the punishment for such women? Lesbian sexual practices might preserve the hymen, but not the chastity. Would men want to marry such women? Or divorce them? Was their pride price reduced?

  • In connection with the former question, what treatment was given to prostitutes in ancient times in Israel? A book I found mentioned their having to be burned, but after consulting sources, it seems to have been rather out of adultery as with Judah’s daughter-in-law Tamar, and the daughter of a priest who goes to “play the whore”. For average prostitutes though, what was their treatment?

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