Q. (see question 3352 above – This Shaila came some time ago and was not answered yet).
I’m a young Yeshiva graduate and happily married man, that possesses a great desire for women. I have worked diligently and placed great effort in conquering my Yetzer Hora (evil inclination) and I don’t look at other women, yet the desire is very strong. Would the Rov recommend to take pills that help control those desires, (as are given to soldiers etc.)?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit”a opinion is that there is no need for pills to be taken, since we have a better medicine as instructed by our great medical authority the Rambam himself.
At the end of Halachos Yesurei Biah (22: 21) he points out to different causes for that Yetzer Hora and maintains that those feelings will occupy the hearth of someone empty of wisdom. However, the one that totally consecrates and dedicates his mind to the learning of our Holy Torah, the love for that great and most beautiful wisdom, will overcome and subdue any other feelings and desires.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a