But many wonder if masturbation is wrong. Clearly, humans are sexual beings. No matter where you live or how you were raised, this is true.
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Dear Grace: What is the Catholic Church's teaching on masturbation? Is it viewed as a mortal sin or as a venial sin? Could it prevent us from getting into heaven?
Because ethnicity is part of the good of creation, we seek to honor and celebrate the ethnic identity of those with whom we serve as well as those we seek to reach. What does God have to say on the topic of masturbation? Actually, there is one occurrence of a man spilling his seed, but its context has little relevance, relating to inheritance, not sexual immorality, and should not be applied to this issue. Many have wondered why something so heavy on our conscience is never addressed in the Bible.
Alright, let's talk about masturbation. This is an extremely sensitive topic because so many people especially young males struggle with it. There is something uncomfortable about it; many Catholics, even in the past, were very reluctant to talk about "the solitary sin.
Does the Bible talk about masturbation? Is it a sin? Where can we find Scriptures to know if masturbation is right or wrong?
Is sexual self-stimulation a serious sin, or just a harmless and natural way of releasing sexual energy? What can a person do to break the habit of masturbation if he or she is feeling guilty or uneasy about it? As you probably know, masturbation is a highly controversial topic.
Sex is intended to be both an expression of love for your spouse, and a beautiful means of procreation. Sex is so special, powerful, and valuable that it is properly used only within marriage. Sex is the ultimate gift husbands and wives can give: a total gift of self, body and soul.
We came by free will in the hardest way and we feel like we've earned it. But, the whole free will thing isn't without its catches, hang-ups, and consequences. We're totally free to choose but some choices are obviously worse than others.
I wanted to get a diversity of perspectives in response to this question, so I contacted several folks whose opinion on matters related to sexuality I respect, and asked them this question:. I hope you learn as much from them as I did! Abigail Rine teaches literature and gender studies at George Fox University. Find her at Mama Unabridged or on Twitter.