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Sexual activity for any other purpose, including heterosexual acts, was considered sinful.
Such a view was inherited from aspects of late antique pagan ethics and was at first limited to abstinent Christian writers who were deeply inspired by Hellenistic philosophy.
Indeed, he considered it second only to bestiality as an abuse of sexuality. For Roman citizens, marriage was a duty and was not meant for the purpose of fulfilling erotic needs.
This included limitations on sexual acts and fewer sexual partners.
Penetration and power were highly correlated with the rights of the ruling elite in Roman society.
It was acceptable for members of the less powerful group to surrender to penetration by members of a more powerful group.
Some point to the ancient Church's Brother-Making Ceremony as an example of same-sex marriage, but this is contested.
For instance, the Roman tradition of forming a legal union with another male by declaring a "brother" persisted during the early Medieval years.
People that held such beliefs would usually commit themselves to celibacy or limit their sexual activities either to marriage, or strictly for the purpose of procreation.