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Is it normal for a Jewish man to have a pilegesh to take care of physical needs when he is not yet married?

By "pilegesh" I mean a woman who is temporarily monogamous with him for the purpose of sex, but has no rights as a wife, no ketubah, but maintains her taharah through use of a miqweh (in accordance with the relevant halakhah).

  • are you assuming it is normal for anyone even to have a pilegesh? – rosends Oct 20 '15 at 0:04
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    No, it is not normal at all. – Yishai Oct 20 '15 at 0:27
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    To add to Yishai's point, if anyone tried selling you the idea that is normal, be very wary of them. – user6591 Oct 20 '15 at 1:17
  • Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/13984 – msh210 Oct 20 '15 at 1:21
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You asked:

Is it normal for a Jewish man to have a pilegesh to take care of physical needs when he is not yet married?

It's unheard of nowadays. Having lived in 4 continents and dozens of communities, I have never heard of such a thing.

As per the answers to this question there were periods of time when it came up for discussion. Nowadays such a couple would be shunned in most (if not all) religious communities.

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