Those who insist on condemning anal sex from a Biblical stance usually take one of two routes. They either use the story of Sodom and Gomorrah or they lump anal sex in with homosexual lust.
The Bible explicitly forbids male-with-male sexual activity in Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13. Medical experts also warn that anal sex increases the risk of STD transmission.
1. Leviticus 18:22
The Bible does not directly mention anal sex, but many Christians use the story of Sodom and Gomorrah to make an argument that anal sex is sinful. In the account of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19, a large group of men sought to gang-rape two angels who took on the form of men. God condemned this act of sexual immorality and destroyed the cities shortly after.
This story is used to teach Christians about the importance of maintaining sexual purity and obeying God’s moral laws. However, it is important to remember that the story of Sodom and Gomorrah has nothing to do with anal sex or other forms of male-with-male sexual activity.
While the Bible does not explicitly condemn anal sex, it is recommended that couples avoid this activity based on the biblical principle of mutual consent. This includes both oral and anal sex.
In addition to the principles of mutual consent, the Bible also teaches that spouses should love each other as themselves and honor their bodies as temples of God. For example, the Bible says in Ephesians 5:28-29 that husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. This includes both oral and anal receptive sex. In addition, the Bible warns against using a woman as an object of lust or sexual pleasure. Instead, husbands should focus on communicating with their wives and respecting their bodies.
2. Leviticus 20:13
In Leviticus 20:13, God warns that male-with-male sexual activity is wicked. It is also condemned in the account of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19, where a group of men sought to rape two angels who assumed the form of men.
However, the Bible does not explicitly condemn oral or anal sex between a married man and woman. This is because a husband and wife are expected to enjoy sex within the bounds of marriage.
Some Christians argue that anal sex is sinful because it violates the biblical concepts of respect and humility in marriage. They use the story of Sodom and Gomorrah as an example, while others use Romans 1:26-27 to condemn it.
Both of these arguments are problematic. The first is that they misrepresent the meaning of “natural use” in this verse. Paul’s point is that men and women should be treated with respect and dignity, and they should not be brought down to the level of children or women by being sexually penetrated.
Secondly, they fail to consider the context of this passage in which God specifically condemns homosexuality and rape. It is clear that the biblical authors are not referring to anal or oral sex, but rather the sexual activity between a man and woman outside of marriage. The point of this passage is to encourage couples to keep their sexual relationship pure and to wait until they are married to consummate their sexual relationship.
3. Deuteronomy 22:26
If we take this verse in the context of marriage then we see that God does not want a man to have anal sex with another man. This type of sexual activity violates the biblical concept of respect, humility, and forbearance that is necessary in a marriage relationship. Furthermore, anal sex can be painful. This is because the anus was not designed for sex. A woman may also suffer from bacterial infections because the penis enters a cavity where excrement is stored. Therefore, it is important for a couple to consider the medical risks and the biblical perspective when making a decision about anal sex.
It is important to remember that homosexuality is a sin and that God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for their immorality. The same can be said for the perversion of anal sex which is also a sin. The Bible is clear that the male penis is not to be inserted into a woman’s anus for sex. Instead, sex should be between a man and a woman.
4. Romans 1:26-27
Many couples wonder if it is okay to have anal sex in the context of marriage. While the Bible does not explicitly prohibit this practice, it does condemn any sexual activity that involves male-to-male contact. This is known as sodomy and it was one of the primary sins that led to God’s judgment against Sodom and Gomorrah.
It is important to remember that God created the anus for one purpose only – to release gas and excrement from the body. He did not design it for sexual pleasure. In fact, it can actually be very painful if used for sexual purposes. If you are suffering from pain during anal sex, it may be time to talk to your doctor.
Ultimately, the decision to have anal sex in the church context must be made between the husband and wife. If they both agree that it is something they wish to do, then it is a biblically acceptable choice. However, it is crucial to understand the medical risks that are involved and discuss these issues openly and honestly with one another. By prioritizing love, understanding, and communication, you can come to a decision that is God-honoring and healthy for your relationship. If you are unsure about how to proceed, please seek out counsel from your pastor or other Christian leaders.