Sexual Sins

We verily, have forbidden you lechery.

Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 49.

It condemns infidelity in marital relationships, and all manner of promiscuity, of easy familiarity, and of sexual vices.

Shoghi Effendi, The Advent of Divine Justice, p. 30.

Considering that the perpetration of an immoral sexual act by one adult against another is punishable by law, the perpetration of such an act against a helpless child seems indeed heinous.

Universal House of Justice to an individual believer, 16 August, 1993.

If a Bahá’í woman suffers abuse or is subjected to rape by her husband, she has the right to turn to the assembly for assistance and counsel, or to seek legal protection.

Universal House of Justice to an individual believer, 24 January, 1993.

It is difficult to imagine a more reprehensible perversion of human conduct than the sexual abuse of children, which finds its most debased form in incest.

Universal House of Justice to an individual believer, 24 January, 1993.

Masturbation is clearly not a proper use of the sex instinct, as this is understood in the Faith. Moreover it involves . . . mental fantasies, while Bahá’u’lláh, in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, has exhorted us not to indulge our passions and in one of His well-known Tablets ‘Abdu’l-Bahá encourages us to keep our “secret thoughts pure”.

Universal House of Justice, 1981, Lights of Guidance, p. 364