QuestionIs foreplay considered to be sex?
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Foreplay is an essential step in preparing for intercourse. During foreplay, the bodies of both the man and woman make numerous adjustments that make the actual step of intercourse pleasurable and possible. When explaining that sex should only take place between a husband and wife, Solomon said, "Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice with the wife of your youth. As a loving deer and a graceful doe, let her breasts satisfy you at all times; and always be enraptured with her love." (Proverbs 5:18-19). Have you stopped to think what breasts have to do sex? Even though they are not involved in intercourse, they are involved in foreplay that leads up to intercourse. Foreplay is what leads to sexual satisfaction. Hence, foreplay is one part of the entire act of sex.
A couple engaging in foreplay when they are not married is involved in fornication. They are starting a process to which they have no right to finish.