What does the Bible say about
sex during a period?
Question: Does the Bible say it is a SIN to participate in sex during the time of a woman's period (menstruation)?
Answer: Under the Old Covenant in the Bible, a woman was considered "unclean" ceremonially during her monthly menses or period. Sex during this time was forbidden.
19. And if a woman has a discharge (menses), and her discharge in her flesh is blood, she shall be in her impurity seven days. And whoever touches her shall be unclean until sunset (Leviticus 18:19, Holy Bible Faithful Version).
Not only were women "unclean" during this period but also the men they had intercourse with and ANYONE who came in contact with her discharge.
20. And everything that she lies on in her impurity shall be unclean . . . 21. And whoever touches her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe in water . . . 22. And whoever touches anything that she sat on, shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until sunset.
24. And if any man lies with her at all, and her impurity is on him, HE shall be unclean seven days (verses 20 - 22, 24).
If you do a little research, you will find there are quite a few contemporary researchers who have found that there are many sound medical reasons for abstaining from copulation during the time of a woman's menses.
You also asked in your Email about sex through the anus. This activity (between a man and a woman in marriage) is not directly prohibited in the Bible. What is clearly condemned, however, is having this kind of intimacy with a person of the same gender. The word of God says he hates intercourse between men (Leviticus 18:22, see also 20:13, 15 - 16 and Romans 1:24, 26 - 27).
Recent research has shown sex through the anus is very often the means of transmitting diseases such as AIDS and others. An infection from the bacteria normally found in the digestive tract, such as E-coil, can also occur and be spread.