Nishmat's Women’s Health and HalachaIn memory of Chaya Mirel bat R' Avraham

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What do we really want?

It takes maturity to realize that physical pleasures do not always leave us feeling good

Shayna Goldberg

A few years ago, I was invited to address a non-denominational group of Jewish college students on the topic of “A Jewish Approach to Love and Sex.”

As a yoetzet halacha (religious advisor on the laws of family purity) and a madrichat kallot (teacher of brides), I am comfortable talking about these topics and discussing them openly and honestly. I have no problem sharing and describing the graphic details that I hope will facilitate a loving and fulfilling intimate life.

But this audience was different. They were likely more sexually experienced than the students I usually encountered.

I wondered what I could share with them that would be meaningful.
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