Q.  The human body is beautiful, made by God. I don't think it's wrong to lie nude with someone of the opposite sex, as long as we don't have sex. In the Garden of Eden, they were naked.  eternally_loved@yahoo.com

A. That was before sin entered the picture! Scripture gives many examples of men being enticed by the sight of a woman. Shechem saw the woman before he raped her. David saw the woman bathing before he had sex with her. Judah saw the harlot before he had sex with her. Same thing with Samson, etc. (See verses below.) Only one instance is mentioned of a woman being so enticed (by sight).

Genesis 34:2 
And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, SAW HER, he took her and lay with her by force.

2 Samuel 11:2-5
Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king's house, and from the roof he SAW A WOMAN BATHING; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance. So David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, "Is this not ... the wife of Uriah the Hittite?" And David sent messengers and took her, and when she came to him, he lay with her... And the woman conceived; and she sent and told David, and said, "I am pregnant." 

Matthew 5:28 
but I say to you, that everyone who LOOKS on a woman to LUST for her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. 

Genesis 38:2-3 
And Judah SAW there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua; and he took her and went in to her. So she conceived and bore a son and he named him Er.... 

Genesis 38:15-16 
When Judah SAW HER, he thought she was a harlot.... So he turned aside to her by the road, and said, "Here now, let me come in to you"; ...And she said, "What will you give me, that you may come in to me?" 

Judges 16:1 
Now Samson went to Gaza and SAW a harlot there, and went in to her. 

Judges 14:2-3 
So he came back and told his father and mother, "I SAW a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines; now therefore, get her for me as a wife." Then his father and his mother said to him, "Is there no woman among the daughters of your relatives, or among all our people, that you go to take a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?" But Samson said to his father, "Get her for me, for SHE LOOKS GOOD TO ME." 

There's only ONE example in Scripture of the woman lusting after a man by SEEING him:

Genesis 39:7-12 
And it came about after these events that his master's wife looked with desire at Joseph, and she said, "Lie with me."  But he refused and said to his master's wife, "Behold, with me here, my master does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has put all that he owns in my charge. "There is no one greater in this house than I, and he has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great evil, and sin against God?"  And it came about as she spoke to Joseph day after day, that he did not listen to her to lie beside her, or be with her.  Now it happened one day that he went into the house to do his work, and none of the men of the household was there inside.  And she caught him by his garment, saying, "Lie with me!" And he left his garment in her hand and fled, and went outside.

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