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Ecclesiastes 12:13


"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man"

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Updated: Aug 13, 2023

I think it’s fair to say that many people, both women and men, would never think about consulting the bible about menstrual periods in biblical times.

Men are also likely to be surprised that ejaculation is also spoken of in the bible. You will find out what the Most High says about these two natural body actions as you read on.

Some important questions will be covered here, such as how long a woman should wait after here period to have sex and what a man must do if he ejaculates. This applies to married believers as well as those with no wife or husband…

What Is Menstruation and Period?

Before we begin understanding Menstruation we have to define what it is.

A Menstruation is the cycle between each Period, which is usually 28-30 days approximately.

A Period will lasts seven days, which is from the day blood comes out of the vagina, this blood is the releasing of an unfertilized egg and tissue from the uterus.

The Period may also be called the Menstrual blood.

You can see the images below of the stages of menstruation:

What Is An Ejaculation?

Ejaculation is when sticky liquid leaks out of the penis. Also called Sperm, Semen and in slang, cum, come, jizz or shooting your load.

An ejactulation usually follows after your penis becomes hard, which is called an erection. This happens when blood flows into your penis area.

An erection can take place randomly, while awake or sleeping, anytime (Commonly called a “wet dream”) during your childhood and adulthood. It’s not an indication of anything, except that your penis is able to achieve an erection.

Erections are often only promoted as the result of being sexually aroused or turned on, but this is not true! You can get an erection at anytime.

What The Bible Says About Ejaculation?

As mentioned earlier, many may not know that the bible talks about ejaculation, but it does…

Check the scriptures below:

Leviticus 15:16-18

16 And if any man’s seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall wash all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the even.
17 And every garment, and every skin, whereon is the seed of copulation, shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the even.
18 The woman also with whom man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even.

Here we see the phrase “seed of copulation”, which means a discharge of semen (sperm).

We are told that when a man has a discharge of semen he becomes unclean until the evening. we are also told to clean anything that the semen touches, because it also becomes unclean until evening (Leviticus 15:17).

This also includes the woman that the man has had sex with, as well as bed sheets.

What Does The Bible Say About Pulling Out?

Contraception has become a cultural thing in the world today.

Two people having sex when they’re not married is also seen as the norm.

So “pulling out”, as some call it, is just a form of contraception for many.

When I use the term pulling out, it means that a man removes his penis from the woman’s virgin before he ejaculates sperm into her. The reason for this is to prevent pregnancy.

Of course most people today will use a condom, so that they get the satisfaction felt before ejaculation occurs, often called the climax.

But what does the Most High think about a man wasting his seed (sperm)?

Let’s look at the Onan and Tamar Bible verses:

Genesis 38:6-10

6 And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.
7 And Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord slew him.
8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.
9 And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.
10 And the thing which he did displeased the Lord: wherefore he slew him also.

In the scripture above, the son of a man named Judah, Er, dies before he can give birth to children for his wife.

As, is the command by the Most High in such cases, if the brother of a widows husband is alive, it’s his duty to give child to his brothers wife (Deuteronomy 25:5).

Deuteronomy 25:5

5 If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband’s brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband’s brother unto her.

In the scripture above Onan was given this task by his father. But Onan, didn’t want to give birth to children for his brother Er’s wife Tamar, so he decided to “pull out” before ejaculating and spill the sperm on the ground.

Onan’s actions angered the Most High who killed him as a result (Genesis 38:9).

From this scripture we can conclude that the Most High values the life of a child even when it is just a sperm. He also requires us to obey his commands.

This makes perfect sense, because it’s now our place to decide when a person becomes pregnant. This fact is proven by the fact that a woman doesn’t always become pregnant after ejaculation.

Pregnancy is decided by the Most High, and we need to understand that if we’re ready to have sex we’re ready to have a baby.

Biblical Menstruation vs Science

Science tells us that a period lasts three to five days, but the bible says seven days.

Leviticus 15:19

19 And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even.

This let’s us know that a women is totally clean seven days after the period and not three or five. So as believers we should choose the Most High’s commands over science.

What Does The Bible Say About Menstruation And Going To Church?

Knowing that you’re unclean during your period and anything else you touch, makes it clear that you should not be in a church setting during this time.

You should also separate yourself and not be around people during your bible menstruation…

This is demonstrated by the scriptures that tell us we are unable to take part in Appointed Days (Feast Days) when we’re unclean (Numbers 9:6).

Numbers 9:6

6 And there were certain men, who were defiled by the dead body of a man, that they could not keep the passover on that day: and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day:

I understand that in today’s society it’s hard not to go to work during your menstruation. If you were to take seven days off work every thirty days, you would definitely be fired…

Fortunately for such cases we are provided mercy for the things that are out of our control.

Can A Woman’s Period Affect A Man?

It’s important to understand how serious the Most High takes uncleaness…

So much so that a woman and man can make others unclean just by touching them when they’re unclean.

This point is further emphasised when a woman is going through menstruation and the blood touches another person, because they’re made unclean for seven days alongside her.

It should also be noted that a period can last longer than seven days:

Leviticus 15:19-24

19 And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even.
20 And every thing that she lieth upon in her separation shall be unclean: every thing also that she sitteth upon shall be unclean.
21 And whosoever toucheth her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
22 And whosoever toucheth any thing that she sat upon shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
23 And if it be on her bed, or on any thing whereon she sitteth, when he toucheth it, he shall be unclean until the even.
24 And if any man lie with her at all, and her flowers be upon him, he shall be unclean seven days; and all the bed whereon he lieth shall be unclean.

As you can see from the verses above during a woman’s period who ever touches her is ceremonially unclean.

Being ceremonially unclean means more than some may think, as mentioned previously.

When you’re declared unclean it means you can not be part of Appointed days (Feast days).

The process of becoming clean again requires you to wait until the evening, in most cases.

You are also required to wash yourself, this can all be seen below:

Leviticus 22:5-8

5 whosoever toucheth any creeping thing, whereby he may be made unclean, or a man of whom he may take uncleanness, whatsoever uncleanness he hath;
6 The soul which hath touched any such shall be unclean until even, and shall not eat of the holy things, unless he wash his flesh with water.
7 And when the sun is down, he shall be clean, and shall afterward eat of the holy things; because it is his food.
8 That which dieth of itself, or is torn with beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith; I am the LORD.

This highlights an important factor when dealing with people on a daily basis. It is not good to shake every-bodies hand when you meet them.

Today it is hard to know if a person is on a period because they are unlikely to tell you, but it is something to be aware of.

Leviticus 15:24

24 And if any man lie with her at all, and her flowers be upon him, he shall be unclean seven days; and all the bed whereon he lieth shall be unclean.

Remember, in the situation where a person touches a women who’s unclean, they become unclean too.

But if you touch the blood of a woman who’s having her menstruation, you will also become unclean for seven days (Leviticus 15:24). This also applies to anything else the blood touches.

You should note that laws for uncleanness are primarily for those who have unintentionally sinned, not for those that willfully sin.

The scriptures below make this clear.

The punishment for the wicked can be seen below:

Leviticus 20:18

18 And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.

“Cut off” here means to be put to death…

Of course today, with the arrival of the Messiah, this same punishment doesn’t apply, but this does serve to show us how serious this sin is to the Most High.


If you are a woman reading this you should see how important it is to remain holy at all times. Hugging and touching people while you’re on your period is not something you should do.

You also don’t have to panic if your period lasts more than seven days. You just need to remain faithful, pray and you’ll be okay.

After reading this it is clear that the act of intercourse during menstruation is frowned upon by the Most High (Leviticus 15:24).

Boys and men reading this should understand that having an erection is not an indication of reaching manhood. It is just a result of blood flowing to the penis.

When you discharge sperm this is the natural process of releasing excess sperm. It is your responsibility to clean up and wash your self, and know you’re unclean until the evening.

Scriptures also put into perspective the organization we are supposed to have as believers. We were not creating to be sex machines, but to worship the Most High.

To summarise:

  1. If you ejaculate you’re unclean until evening, you must wash your clothes and body.

  2. During menstruation you’re unclean seven days after it’s finished.

  3. If the blood of menstruation touches another person they’re also unclean for seven days

  4. Any thing a person going through the menstruation process touches is unclean until even and must be washed.

If it’s not clear, the Most High doesn’t permit sex during the woman’s bible menstruation period. Now you have this information you can move forward in building a better more fruitful relationship with the Most high.

Shalom! And share this with someone that needs it.

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