It adopted an opinion restricting a prior prohibition on homosexual conduct to male-male anal sex only, which it declared to be the only Biblical prohibition, declaring all other prohibitions (e.g.
In the perspective of traditional Judaism, sex and reproduction are the holiest of acts one can do, the act through which one can imitate God, "The Creator", and in order to preserve its sanctity there are many boundaries and guidelines.
Within the boundaries, there are virtually no outright strictures, and it is in fact obligatory.
The responsum indicated it would be making a practical analogy between an approach in which male homosexual couples would be on their honor to refrain from certain acts and its approach to Niddah: We expect homosexual students to observe the rulings of this responsum in the same way that we expect heterosexual students to observe the CJLS rulings on niddah.
We also expect that interview committees, administrators, faculty and fellow students will respect the privacy and dignity of gay and lesbian students in the same way that they respect the privacy and dignity of heterosexual students.
The family purity laws require women to be recognize as Tumah or Niddah during their menstrual period.
As a tumah, a woman is to wait 7 days for her menstrual cycle to end and then 7 “clean days" in order to enter the Mikveh and begin sexual relations.
Sexual morality has varied greatly over time and between cultures.
A society's sexual norms—standards of sexual conduct—can be linked to religious beliefs, or social and environmental conditions, or all of these.
Sexuality and reproduction are fundamental elements in human interaction and society worldwide.