I'm referring to the ones that, once touched, most easily cause sexual excitement or a sensation of abuse if the touch was not permitted.
Although some people feel sexual excitement in non erotic parts of the body, I doubt any judge would consider touching a shoulder with a hand without permission a kind of sexual abuse.
Let's not expand so much the meaning of things to the point they loose all meaning.
Hello everyone,This article by +Hilarion will be of use
I have two somewhat separate, but related questions. I'm trying to get to the bottom of the Orthodox Church's teachings on (1) the purpose of marriage and (2) the place that romance and sexual relations have in the lives of married couples, and engaged couples. I would appreciate any and all references to specific quotes by the Church Fathers, etc.
I would say that kissing and hugging, and just being cozy is not a problem. Touching erotic parts of the body or near them is not ok
Can you tell me some non-erotic parts of the human body?
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