[Avodah] De-Chokifying Arayos (including MZ)

Akiva Miller via Avodah avodah at lists.aishdas.org
Wed Aug 12 20:21:12 PDT 2015

I wrote:
: ... But I find it curious that Chazal set up safeguards to prevent
: the husband from abusing his powers in these areas, and no
: corresponding safeguards prevent the wife from abusing hers.

R' Micha Berger responded:
> Given the size of the two porn industries, or the difference
> between what "porn" usually refers to and locating smut in a
> romance novel, I would think that it's not just Chazal who
> would conclude the threat of objectfication is assymetric.

Chazal were aware of the differences between those two industries, and they
suggested reasons for it on the top few lines of Kesubos 64b.

Akiva Miller
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