Having sex with which women is very big sin ?

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Having sex with any women other than one's wife is sin.

But there are certain category of women with whom having sex is very big sin (equivalent to Brahmhatya) I am mentioning them -

  1. According to Manusmriti - Having sex with Guru's wife , sisters , unmarried maidens (or virgin women) , females of lowest castes , wife of a friend and wife of son are very big sin

Manu Smriti 11.58. Carnal intercourse with sisters by the same mother, with (unmarried) maidens, with females of the lowest castes, with the wives of a friend, or of a son, they declare to be equal to the violation of a Guru’s bed

  1. According to Kaamsutra (book of sex) , there are some other women who are considered as unsexable (i.e. one shouldn't even think of having sex with them which means having sex with them is very big sin ). Plus Kamasutra also prohibits having sex with any married women in general. (Chapter 5 verse 2)

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  1. According to Mahabharata having sex with someone's chaste wife is also a very big sin.

Mahabharata Sambhav Parva -

And, men, too, viol ting a chaste and loving wife who hath from her maidenhood observed the vow of purity, became guilty of the same sin.(i.e. killing of an embryo or greater sin than Brahmhatya)

  1. There are some other categories of women too with whom having sex is very sin, they are mentioned in this answer
  • Not saying to cancel your rendezvous with nutcases and lepers or anything (hehe) however I happen to disagree w/ most religious views re treatment of women, treatment of LGBTQ people, views of sex as a sin etc. Not sure blindly following religious texts is ideal w/ respect to these particular issues cause there are unfortunately a lot of misunderstandings about these things. Lotsa interpolation as well. (Also btw not to be PC police here but I think “leper” is considered an offensive term. Like how you don’t say “dwarves” or “midget” you say “little people”)
    – user28094
    Sep 15, 2022 at 5:38
  • But just to be clear there are tons of other things where I fully agree w/ the religious texts and I find what they have to say is magnificent and wonderful. (I sincerely think huge enormous interpolations and very very poor translations are to blame for most of the things where I disagree.)
    – user28094
    Sep 15, 2022 at 6:06
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    @devibhakt one would agree with everything when understands the reasons for birth, the results of karma of many thousand previous lives and what one gets in this life. Some are born rich, some poor, some healthy, some with challenges, some tall, others dwarfs,... If one is leper, it's about one to experience it. There are numerous texts to show compassion towards those in difficulty(health or wealth). But there are also things which people are to experience.
    – Kanthri
    Sep 15, 2022 at 11:38
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    @devibhakt "racist, sexist, misogynistic, homophobic, animal-abusers, etc." probably not the right words there. Interpolations may have taken place in some texts. But we see consistency on some of these across many texts. So, that theory is unlikely. Misunderstanding is also same. Compassion, care, support, etc. are the basics of one's conduct. The question we need to ask is why the scriptures say so. Then one will find the answer rather than ignoring it.
    – Kanthri
    Sep 16, 2022 at 3:16
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    Having said all these, our dharma gives one the option to decide whatever one wants to decide! At end of Gita Krishna tells Arjuna that you do what you think is right!! That's the beauty. If one is feminist, one may ignore the statements which asks women to serve her husband; or one can think this is my duty, this is why I was born like this...and do it. If we want to challenge, we can challenge everything for argument sake, even the existence of paramatma.
    – Kanthri
    Sep 16, 2022 at 3:25

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