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It seems to me that the answer to your question is that a man's spreading his legs is not as suggestive a position as the posture isn't reminiscent of intercourse (where a woman's spreading her legs is more...ergonomic). Indeed the phrase פישוק רגליים "spreading the legs" comes from Ezekiel 16:25 where the context and commentaries are clear that what is ...


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Although the real answer to your question would be found in the Double AA's answer, it's worth noting that there was at least one authority who did believe that pisuk raglayim was an issue for men as well, albeit not as big an issue as for women. The Chazon Ish felt that wearing a long jacket was proper for exactly this issue. In fact he would wear an extra ...


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Shulchan Aruch HaRav writes (O.C. 307:30) (quoting Shulchan Aruch O.C. 307:16): ובדברי חשק יש עוד איסור אפילו כתובים בלשון הקודש שמגרה יצר הרע בעצמו ומי שחיברן ומי שהעתיקן ואין צריך לומר המדפיסן הם בכלל מחטיאי הרבים In arousing literature there is another prohibition [besides issues of reading them on Shabbos] even if they are written in Hebrew ...


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Iggros Moshe Even Haezer 1:69 applies the prohibition of seeing immodestly dressed women/men to seeing inappropriate behavior, with the reasoning that the problem is the thought process it instigates. Based on this logic he applies it to images in films, and even reading about inappropriate activity in books. So if these drawn images conjure up ...


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I cannot tell from your question if you're concern is focused on Kol Isha. I am assuming that is the focus. This article discusses Kol Isha and when and how it applies, citing various viewpoints. I am citing one of the permissible views. Read the remaining sections of the article, as there are varying opinions. Rabbi Yehiel Yaakov Weinberg (Seridei Esh ...


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Presumably when we stopped concerning ourselves with the laws of purity, sometime around the year 200. Until that point I needed to know if someone was a Nida, as it would affect whether I could eat a sacrifice or the like. Since then, unless it's my wife, it's really none of my business.


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I remember once hearing the cause for the change was because in the time of the Talmud both single and married women went to the mikvah after nidda, thus it was the norm to be in that state of impurity, and had no connotation of intimacy. However, once going to the mikvah became exclusive for married woman, going to the mikvah to remove the impurity became ...


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..if you can't avoid them? If you live in a major city you cannot as it is not possible to withdraw oneself from worldliness. I think it's a good question as we cannot avoid to be confronted with people whos heart is not directed towards God. Maybe timf when stating Women who dress to entice become less attractive.. had in mind, that, as this ...


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Let's examine the converse of the question... Suppose you have to deal with a person that is horribly disfigured from birth, disease or an accident. Do you treat them with any less personal respect because of your revulsion? Are they less of a person? Where does the problem lie? I work in a hospital as a Medical Technologist, in the ER, and OB/GYN. There ...


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Men: how do you control your reactions to women in immodest dress if you can't avoid them? Proverbs 11:22 As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion. Women who dress to entice become less attractive. If one adds to one's visual perception the cognitive realization of poor judgment, self-focus, and ...


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I look them in the eye if they're addressing me. Otherwise, I mind my own business. I don't really care what they're wearing/not wearing. In most cases, it's pretty petty to allow someone's choice of clothing to negatively affect my mind state.



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