Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
Nevertheless to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence, and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
The wife hath not power over her own body, but the husband; and likewise also the husband hath not power over his own body, but the wife.
Defraud ye not one the other, unless it be with consent for a time only, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not through your lack of selfrestraint.
But I speak this by permission, and not by commandment.
For I would that all men were even as I myself am. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one in this manner and another in that.