Board games and shared activities
13 February, 2005
I have a question concerning behavior while nidah. Is a couple allowed to play board games and bond without touching, such as sharing activities, cooking supper together…while she is niddah?
The couple is allowed to share activities, including cooking or board games, so long as this will not lead them to act frivolously or touch. The concern is that excess frivolity or physical contact will lead the couple to become physically intimate. Both members of the couple should judge the appropriateness of each activity based on their own responses to that activity. Bonding without touching can be wonderful, so long as it is clear to both parties that they will not be tempted to anything further.
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