Fire in the Bedroom

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Written by Leah.  Leah is a first-time Jewrotica writer.  [Please remember that the Jewrotica glossary is available as a reference for any unfamiliar phrases.]  Illustration by Elizabeth Simins.Rated PG

I was once at a Shabbos table with Lubavitch chassidim as well as yeshiva bachors. At the end of the meal, the head of the table invited us to play a game. He had pre-teared sheets of paper with questions from Lubavitche Rebbe in a glass bowl.

As we went around the table, each guest pulled a piece and responded. My turn came.  The question was: What is your most favorite mitzvah?

Without a single hesitation, I loudly blurted out “Pru U’rvu” (be fruitful and multiply) – aka having sex.

Yes! Sex is a mitzvah! And in the video above, sex therapist Dr. Jenni Skyler provides an intimate glimpse into Jewish sex and seduction. Dr. Skyler strongly believes that Jews have the key to great sex.  Our millenia-old laws and customs, such as Shabbat, the laws of Niddah/Mikvah, and the injunction to “be fruitful and multiply,” all encourage intimacy.

So: Does this mean that the Torah exemplifies what great sex should be? Does this mean that those who don’t keep traditional customs don’t have amazing sex? Or that keeping these customs is enough to make sex consistently hot? And where does this leave homosexual relationships? Or short-term relationships? Or relationships between couples who enjoy sex acts that are maybe a little….untraditional?

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