It will be acknowledged, even by those unaware of this law, that the sense of touch in male-female relationships often constitutes a type of borderline where simple association begins to pass from the area of friendship into the area of intimacy.
In any male-female relationship, it is easier to maintain self control up to the point of physical contact because, from the moment of contact on, control becomes much more difficult.
Don’t let your craving for acceptance or love lead you to throw yourself at the first person who gives you a tumble or is “pliable” in physical conduct.
Are his words, “I care only for what’s best for you” grounded?
] Any sort of physical contact or intimacy, as it brings people closer together, tends to bind—a kind of glue as it were—but as glue should be used to bind together only when a permanent bond is decided upon, physical contact should begin only after the marriage itself.
Before marriage, however, physical contact has the effect of forging bonds without sincere commitment.
[Therefore, objectivity is distorted, and the essential relationship becomes confused…are we really headed towards commitment?
As Jews, we take relationships between people much more seriously than does “society”.