Consummation of marriage
Consummation or consummation of a marriage, in many traditions and statutes of civil or religious law, is the first (or first officially credited) act of sexual intercourse between two people, either following their marriage to each other or after a prolonged sexual attraction. Its legal significance arises from theories of marriage as having the purpose of producing legally recognized descendants of the partners, or of providing sanction to their sexual acts together, or both, and amounts to treating a marriage ceremony as falling short of completing the creation of the state of being married. Thus in some Western traditions, a marriage is not considered a binding contract until and unless it has been consummated.
These formal and literal usages support the informal and less precise usage of the word "consummation" to refer to a sexual landmark in relationships of varying intensity and duration.
Within the Roman Catholic Church, a marriage that has not yet been consummated, regardless of the reason for non-consummation, can be dissolved by the pope. Additionally, an inability or an intentional refusal to consummate the marriage is probable grounds for an annulment. Catholic canon law defines a marriage as consummated when the "spouses have performed between themselves in a human fashion a conjugal act which is suitable in itself for the procreation of offspring, to which marriage is ordered by its nature and by which the spouses become one flesh." Thus some theologians, such as Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., state that intercourse with contraception does not consummate a marriage.
Under section 12 of the English Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, a refusal or inability to consummate a marriage can be grounds for the marriage to be voided.

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Consummation of marriage. The first time that the husband and wife cohabit together, after the ceremony of marriage has been performed, is thus called.
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[edit]. The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill introduced into the UK parliament in 2013 specifically excluded ...
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consummate - The Free Dictionary
To realize or achieve; fulfill: a dream that was finally consummated with the publication of her first book. 2. a. To complete (a marriage) with the first act of sexual ...
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completion of the connubial relation by actual cohabition. See also: Consummation. Want to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this ...
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Is it ok to "consummate" the marriage later? - Yahoo! Answers
I was exhausted after my reception and had a lot of drinks. Plus, I dieted so much to fit into my wedding gown that I was craving every food imaginable ...
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Dec 5, 2011 ... Tweet Tweet Question: My husband and I have been married for two and a half years now, but we have not yet consummated our marriage.
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Why consummate marriage? - Catholic Answers Forums
What are the sacramental and canonical reasons for consummating a marriage? Why must a marriage be consummated before it is a valid ...
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The Marriage Bed • View topic - Early Check-in to Consummate
Almost everywhere on the Internet, I read of marriages lasted late into the nights to the point where couples are too exhausted to even ...
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Having trouble consummating my marriage... - Qibla Answers
I got married about seven months ago. My husband and I have never consummated the marriage because I just can't bring myself to do it. I have deep- rooted ...
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Opponents of gay marriage focus on tricky definition of consummation
Dec 10, 2012 ... Legal definition of consummation dismissed by gay rights groups as irrelevant but seized on by church and Tory opponents.
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Marriage Customs of the World: From Henna to Honeymoons
Marriage Customs of the World: From Henna to Honeymoons
George Monger, 2004
The History of Human Marriage. 2d ed. London: Macmillan. Consummation The consummation of the marriage and the beginning of sexual relations between the bride and bridegroom is taken as the final act of the wedding performance, ...
Good News About Sex and Marriage: Answers to Your Honest Questions About Catholic Teaching
Good News About Sex and Marriage: Answers to Your Honest Questions About Catholic Teaching
Christopher West, 2004
Christopher West is an adjunct professor of the Institute of Priestly Formation in Omaha, and a visiting professor of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Melbourne, Australia. His books, extensive lecturing, and numerous tapes have sparked an international groundswell of interest in John Paul II's Theology of the B...
Dissolution and Annulment of Marriage by the Catholic Church
Dissolution and Annulment of Marriage by the Catholic Church
Eileen F. Stuart, 1994
As to the latter, there is a question about the effect of the use of contraceptive devices on the legal requirements for a consummated marriage. The short answer seems to be that such use does not prevent true completion of the act so long as ...
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts
2009
Unhappiness in marriage often has a simple root cause: we speak different love languages, believes Dr. Gary Chapman. While working as a marriage counselor for more than 30 years, he identified five love languages: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. In a friendly, often humorous style, he unpack...
Marriage and Sacrament: A Theology of Christian Marriage
Marriage and Sacrament: A Theology of Christian Marriage
Michael G. Lawler, 1993
In the Catholic tradition, again from a millennium of theory and practice, it is said to be acquired only when the spouses consummate their sacramental marriage. That consummation in turn, following the ancient Germanic tradition, is said to be  ...
Romeo and Juliet (Folger Shakespeare Library)
Romeo and Juliet (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare, 2004
Grade 5-8-Skillfully read by Claire Higgins, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet will hold listeners spellbound as they become involved in the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues and in Romeo and Juliet's plight of love. Higgins' reading is very natural, and her voice is exceedingly pleasant to listen to. The cassette includes a p...
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he highlights the action's depth both as the Consummation of marriage and as the actualization of conjugal love. A. Consummation of marriage Von Hildebrand maintains that the conjugal act is not simply an expression of 132 marriage but ...
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Blood & Beauty: The Borgias; A Novel
Sarah Dunant, 2013
Chapter 1 of Dunant’s latest historical feast opens on August 11, 1492, with the people of Rome rejoicing, “We have a pope!” The cardinal, who has just been elevated to the papal throne after five days of voting by the College of Cardinals, is a Spaniard by the name of Rodrigo Borgia, who chooses to reign as Pope Alexander VI. Thus is inaugurated a...
Marriage and the Catholic Church: Disputed Questions
Marriage and the Catholic Church: Disputed Questions
Michael G. Lawler, 2002
They then proposed that "the law also state that Consummation of marriage must be done humano modo if it is to be called true consummation," and noted the lack of a verifiable criterion "to prove that a consummating act has not been done in ...
Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages
Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages
Frances Gies, 1989
A compelling, lucid, and highly readable chronicle of medieval life written by the authors of the bestselling Life in a Medieval Castle and Life in a Medieval CityHistorians have only recently awakened to the importance of the family, the basic social unit throughout human history. This book traces the development of marriage and the family from th...
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