DH and I are actively trying for a #2 baby. The other night, it was “time to try,” so to speak, and we began foreplay. Although we were both stimulating one another, no matter what, I could not become physically aroused – my body was just not cooperating. So we stopped, even though DH was aroused.
Did we sin? We intended to complete the act, wanted to complete the act, and were completely open to life, but I physically could not complete the act. To try would have caused pain. I kind of feel like this is analogous to men with erectile dysfunction – are they sinning if they try, but physically fail to complete the marital act?
I need to know whether I must confess this before receiving the Eucharist. Please advise … I am so sorry about how graphic this post is, but I have no one else to ask.