Sex Outside Marriage

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Sex Outside Marriage - What does it mean?

It means:

  • Sex with another person when you are already married
  • Sex with someone when you are not married

Today's Society

Sex outside marriage (when you are not married) used to be frowned upon but, in the last 50 years or so, attitudes have changed. It is now quite normal and acceptable in society to have sex outside marriage. Lots of people live together before they get married.

Sex outside marriage when you are already married is still very frowned upon.

What does the Catholic Church think?

The Church does not believe…

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