Are sexual relations permissible during the menstrual cycle of the woman?


Please, answer me based on the Scriptures if it is lawful for Christian married couples, with mutual consent, to have sexual intercourse during the woman’s menstrual cycle? Is it a sin and an abomination before God? Thank you.

God forbid! Sexual relations between spouses during the menstrual cycle of the woman are not permissible.

In the Scriptures, the book of Leviticus chapter 18 are listed all sexual perversions. Among them is the maintenance of sexual relations during the menstrual cycle and it is written:

Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness during her menstrual impurity. (Leviticus 18:19)(NASB)

And to understand how serious this is, it is good to quote the following law, that was given by God to Israel:

If there is a man who lies with a menstruous woman and uncovers her nakedness, he has laid bare her flow, and she has exposed the flow of her blood; thus both of them shall be cut off from among their people. (Leviticus 20:18)(NASB)

When he was rebuking the people for their apostasy and immorality in which they had fallen and which had caused their captivity in Babylon, the prophet Ezekiel writes:

In you they have uncovered their fathers’ nakedness; in you they have humbled her who was unclean in her menstrual impurity. (Ezekiel 22:10)(NASB)

Let us heed these words and any child of God shall not this forbidden practice by God, which is an abomination to Him. Let us seek and pursue holiness because:

For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that youabstain from sexual immorality; that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God. (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5)(NASB)