Based on the understanding that marriage is a mitzvah for a man, are there any sources which indicate a blessing should be said either before or after a husband engages in intercourse to betroth his (ie kiddushin through bi'ah)?

I am aware that such an act is deemed as licentious in the Talmud, however my understanding is it is not a sin (mitzvah ha'ba v'aveira) and would be considered a valid betrothal.

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    It is a mitzvah achieved through sin- it's rabinically prohibited to perform kiddushin in this manner (though the kiddushin does take effect). Commented Jul 5 at 14:27
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    @יהושעק there's a latter prohibition, but if it's valid according to Torah law there should still be a brocho Commented 2 days ago
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    There are some mishnayot in m. Brachos, which suggest that intimacy could be very stressful at the beginning for some people and it can cause the bracha to be levatala.
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  • @Coreofreality all brachot except Birkhat HaMazon are rabbinical. Why would the rabbis have instituted a bracha for something they forbid? Commented 2 days ago
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    @יהושעק the rabbis who made the brochos are different rabbis than the ones who forbid it Commented yesterday


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