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Blog Reader Asks; What Constitutes 'Consummation Of Marriage'


A blog reader is keen on your opinions. He's my learned colleague, as you would notice from his post but his question is pretty clear. 






To TTB followers:

Now in terms of Consummation of Marriage under the law. Will oral sex suffice? That is bearing in mind the meaning of consummation and the dynamism of sex?


According to Section 5, subsection (1), paragraph (a) of the Matrimonial Causes Act (MCA), a marriage is voidable (ie not completely null and void) ...where at the time of the marriage-
(a) either party to the marriage is incapable of 'consummating' the marriage.

The MCA failed to state what consummation means or what constitutes same.

Well, the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (8th ed.) Defines 'consummation' as:

"The act of making a marriage or relationship complete by having sex".

In the light of the foregoing, in terms of consummation under the law; would 'oral sex' suffice? That is: bearing in mind THE MEANING OF CONSUMMATION and THE DYNAMISM OF SEX.



Just to make it clearer, the blog reader is saying that a marriage that isn't consummated is voidable (i.e potentially invalid), under the law. However the law doesn't define 'consummation'. He therefore turned to the dictionary to define same and the dictionary defines it as making a relationship/marriage complete by having sex. The blog reader says sex is dynamic and therefore wonders if oral sex can also be termed as sex. Basically when a couple has had oral sex can we say they've consummated the marriage?




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Comments

  1. Lol. Traditionally,cunsumating means sex which also means having the dick in the vjj. But as we know,sex isn't traditional anymore as dicks now enter every possible hole available on the body (both man and woman) and women how have all sorts enter their too. So I think for future references,the Association of learned people shld come together and update the explicitly explain the definition of "Consumption of Marriage"

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    1. Lol @ the ever sarcastic Sasha. There are jes too many holes 2 be entered nowadays, from derriere to the nose, mouth, tits, feet and so on. Jes too many! But in all, I still believe that consumption is achieved only whn d D is inserted in d Vj

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  2. I believe consummation of marriage would constitute sexual intercourse between both parties. Definition of sexual intercourse 'sexual contact between individuals involving penetration, especially the insertion of a man's erect penis into a woman's vagina, typically culminating in orgasm and the ejaculation of semen'. I do not believe therefore that oral sex would constitute consummation of marriage.

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    1. i very much agree with your explanation

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  3. Your learned friend has a point. I did some research on google because well jobless, and I found that some states in America such as Tennessee defines "Sexual penetration" [as] sexual intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio, anal intercourse, or any other intrusion, however slight, of any part of a person's body or of any object into the genital or anal openings of the victim's, the defendant's, or any other person's body, but emission of semen is not required;. Sorry I had to copy and paste

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  4. "All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not"
    1 Corinthians 10:23 comes to mind.

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  5. From a legal point of view, consummation is "intercourse"; the kind that is able to produce an offspring. And last i checked, you cannot procreate from oral sex etc. consummation is strictly intercourse, well thats what i was taught (UK Law). And this is why in law, Consummation doesnt even apply to same sex couples. In lay mans terms, you can only consummate if you take part in the kind of intercourse that could lead to kids and this is why some people say that even having sex with contraceptives after marriage is not consummation. E.g if a woman can prove to the courts that she was on birth control when she had sex the first time with her husband after marriage, then she has a case and can claim that the marriage was never consummated and the courts can annul, meaning the marriage never took place.

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