Category - masturbation
But before we go into everything the lds church says about masturbation, lets first break down what being worthy actually means. Below is a timeline of events, publications, and speeches on the topic of masturbation in the lds community. Many of these conversations around masturbation are focused on it as a behaviorand a moral rightness or wrongness. They try to make the issue black and white rather than looking at masturbation in a larger context and considering its developmental role, how it intersects with a persons own values, stage of life, medical circumstances, and age. mormon church gives approval for medical masturbation featured posts , news october 3, 2014 12 by ripley wainwright in an unprecedented move, lds church leaders announced during the saturday morning session of general conference that they had given their approval to masturbation that serves a legitimate medical need. the church was also late to the game on masturbation, learning from science that it was not harmful and then setting policy. In time, twentieth-century medical thinking abandoned the false theoretical concept of masturbatory insanity.