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Desiring Debbie wrote:

Hi, guys —

My husband is 73 years old and suffers from impotency. His libido is still alive. He is a heart patient and cannot safely take viagra. With stimulation, he is able to get an erection and we get as close as possible to making love to each other.

  • Is this OK from a Catholic point of view?


  { In light of his strong libido and impotency issues, is this way of making love with my husband OK? }

Bob replied:


It is okay for you both to maintain an intimate relationship that involves stimulation.

The only real problem is artificial contraception or bringing him to a climax (ejaculation) without intercourse (Ejaculation and sperm are meant objectively to be in the vagina, in order to reach their target, which now is likely infertile anyway, presuming you are older and beyond menopause).

Hope that helps.


Bob Kirby

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