Mikveh when abstaining
31 March, 2005
My husband and I are trying to resolve our differences on the birth control topic. Until that happens we are abstaining from intimacy and I was wondering whether one is supposed to / allowed to go to the mikvah in this scenario.
In this scenario, you are permitted to immerse in the mikveh.
Abstaining from intimacy is itself a form of birth control. It is also of halachic value for husband and wife to have relations (mitzvat onah). We recommend agreeing on a halachic authority to approach for guidance on resolving this issue.
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