It’s critical to recognize visual sexual impurity as foreplay. No doubt about it: Visual sexual gratification is a form of sex for men.
As males, we draw sexual gratification and chemical highs through our eyes. If viewing sensual things merely provides a flutter of appreciation for a woman’s beauty, it would be no different than viewing the awesome power of a thunderstorm racing over the Iowa cornfields. No sin. No problem.
But if it is foreplay, and if you’re getting sexual gratification, it defiles the marriage bed. And it’s certain you’re also paying prices you may not even see:
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked.
A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows
to please his sinful nature, from that nature will
reap destruction. (GALATIANS 6:708)