Category - masturbation
masturbation most often occurs when a person is thinking sexual thoughts about someone who is not hisher spouse. the bible nowhere explicitly states that masturbation is a sin, but there is no question that the actions that usually lead to masturbation are sinful. Masturbation is nearly always the result of lustful thoughts, inappropriate sexual stimulation, andor pornography. a masturbation is not specifically mentioned in the bible. Any interpretation that it is a sin must be an application of some other scripture regarding sexuality. Some of these certainly could imply that masturbation under some circumstances could be sin. many of you have asked, is masturbation a sin? First, lets take a look at what defines masturbation and the heart of the issue. whatever the motive, solitary sex in itself contradicts the meaning of human sexuality, which is meant by god to be shared between a man and a woman in marriage. but why does picking your nose have an embarrassing but non-moral stigma, while masturbation has become laden with tremendous guilt and shame? While there is nothing inherently wrong with touching yourself to experience pleasure, masturbation becomes a moral issue because it involves sexuality. Here is good news for many people private solo masturbation, which is sexual stimulation and release by ones self alone, is not a sin. The idea that it is a sin is pure doctrine of man, not based on the bible. 38) is traditionally linked to referring to masturbation and condemnation thereof, but the sexual act described by this story is coitus interruptus, not masturbation. There is no explicit claim in the bible that masturbation is sinful. i went to confession about half an hour ago and im still upset by the experience. Its not something i would normally discuss on these forums, but what the priest said after i confessed disturbed me deeply. Here are some of his words as best i can remember them i went on sabbatical recently and consulted with other priests about masturbation.