EWTN Catholic Q&A
Pre-marital sex
Question from Anonymous on 04-10-2017:

Different people have different views about pre-marital sex. What is the church's stand (and reason) on premarital sex?

Answer by Richard Geraghty on 04-16-2017:

Dear Anon,

The only legitimate place for the sexual act is in marriage, where the husband and wife become one flesh to show their love for each other by raising a family. Obviously pre-marital sex does not do this.

Dr. Geraghty