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May a Noahide Man use a Contraceptive Device

Daily Study of the Noahide Code of Laws

The Divine Code for January 31, 2023

Today: Page 455- 456

Topic Chapter 5:6 - 5:7

It is permitted for a Noahide man to wear a condom that blocks the flow of semen and this is not considered spilling semen as long as he is emitting it during vaginal or anal intercourse with his wife. However, this use of a condom is only permitted on a temporary basis. If there is a dire need, such as if his wife is not well and does not want to conceive because it would endanger her life or damage her health.

It is not forbidden for a Noahide to have "abnormal"(anal) heterosexual relations. This leniency for abnormal relations only applies if the man does so in a temporary fashion, for the purpose of his own pleasure, but if he does so constantly in order to prevent pregnancy, it is forbidden and is considered as spilling his semen intentionally.

Reading schedule of the Divine Code

Yesterday's Study Topic: 5:2 - 5:5

Tomorrow's Study Topic: 6:1 - 6:3

Curious about the whole page? You can read it in The Divine Code.

Sources: The Divine Code (4th edition) by Rabbi Moshe Weiner


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