The church teachers that the male climax must occur only though sexual intercourse, which I accept. My question is for the elderly, such as a couple in their 70's which reasonably have no chance for pregnancy.
If they do not have medical or health conditions that prevent them from having intercourse, it is sinful for them to climax through means other than intercourse? Does the Church believe they are committing a sin so serious that it potentially qualifies to be a mortal sin?
Let's take this one step further... Medical doctors specifically recommended that men with prostate problems should "drain the prostate" (ejaculate) frequently. Would the Church condemn having the married couple in thier 70's fondle each other to climax if they could not have intercourse due the their physical condition even if it was to help the male follow his doctor's medical course of treatment to preserve life?