What does the Bible say about oral sex?

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The Bible teaches the clear principle that sexual intercourse is the supreme expression of love between a husband and wife: "Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral" (Hebrews 13:4, New International Version).

Thus, the Bible forbids all sexual relations outside of marriage (Exodus 20:14; 1 Corinthians 6:18). But the Scriptures don't specifically address what is acceptable lovemaking within marriage, including the question of oral sex.

It is not up to the Church to determine exactly how a married couple should express conjugal love to each other. The book of Song of Solomon, for instance, describes a great variety of lovemaking between a husband and a wife. It is thus up to the couple to determine how to express their love. Following the biblical principles, a godly couple should not engage in what either spouse feels is a wrongful expression of that love. Marital intimacy is a time for a husband and wife to be fully considerate of each other.

All should be conscious of the fact that their judgment is influenced by their culture and their background, and that these influences aren't always godly. Believers should allow scriptures such as those mentioned above to be their guiding influence. Christ inspired this summary of the matter: "It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God" (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5, NIV).

These thoughts can help you and your spouse decide how to express your love to each other.

For more information, please read our booklet Marriage and Family: The Missing Dimension.


  • jimt777

    The only thing I would like to address has to do with the question "Does God address how a husband and wife should make love to each other?" I've always felt that making love is something a husband and wife should do WITH each other, rather than TO each other. The act should be an intimate shared experience, rather than something one person does to the other person, making it sound rather impersonal and one-sided. Words mean things, and we should be specific with the meaning behind everything we say. Think about it. That's my two cents.

  • Funtastic

    Sodomy is sin right? Many dictionaries state that sodomy includes anal and oral sex between the same or opposite sex.

    In the past the U.S.A made it a crime to commit oral and anal sex.

    Is the mouth designed for that purpose?

    In church 3 women went for prayer and they were delivered from an unclean spirit that came out of their mouthes from oral sex.

    The reason most people want oral sex is from either hearing about it from others or pornography.

    Seek God for guidance in all you do and ask that He starts to show us over our lives where we have opened the doorways to a wrong spirit.

    We all will be judged soon enough and we can not use the excuse of not knowing when we have just refused to hear it.

  • rwp_47
    Proverbs 5:19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love. ravished? How else is it used? Proverbs 5:20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger? Isaiah 13:16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. Zechariah 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Passionate, exciting, intoxicating desire = ravish Ravish ... is overwhelmingly emotional with deep and pleasurable feelings or emotions. That probably just about sums it up in a general sense ... without actually getting specific.
  • Miss Ann

    Thank you for the taking the time to discuss a topic that so many Christians have questions about but are afraid to ask. I pray that we can inspire more churches to thoroughly discuss great marital sex and how critical it is that we not be afraid to say that sex without marriage is a sin. Churches need to say this loud and often. We also need to ensure people understand that this information is coming from the word of God, and it is not just a human opinion.

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