A hot topic over at Calm Kallahs, the “Intimate Matters – For Kallahs” section:
Grubbe Chulent wrote:WHAT ARE THE LAWS REGARDING SEX IN FRONT OF THE MENORAH. IS IT OK, NOT OK, IS IT EVEN A QUESTION.
If you are a litvak and place the menorah by the front door or front window why are you having sex by the front door or window? And if you are a chassid and place the menorah by the kitchen why are you having sex on the kitchen floor?
Back in yeshiva we used to say “ha,naaros” halolu (ha,naaros = girls) kodesh heim, ve.ain lonu reshus lehishtamaish buhem, elo lirosam bilvad!
(translation for those who don’t get it= hanaaros, these girls are holy, we are not permitted to use them, only to look at them)