Is masterbation a sin?

when I masturbate I feel guilty and I feel uncomfortable but I guess masturbation is now a habit to me. May I get advice? please
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  • It depends on your perspective. If you are of the christian faith I believe some would say it is a sin because you shouldn't be thinking impure thoughts, etc.

    If you look at things from a human nature perspective then absolutely it is not a sin. When a person male or female reaches puberty there are all sorts of hormones that are running through your body. It is what helps us to procreate the species by creating a sex drive. Since we can't be having sex every time the notion comes up masturbation is the natural remedy to help curb those feelings.

    From an energetic perspective there is a huge amount of energy that is create (if you don't understand what I mean by energy that is okay. It can be a topic for discussion at a later time). If that energy is not allowed to dissipate then it can reach a point at which it will explode. Masturbation allows you to release some of that energy. This is one of the explanations from an energy perspective of why we blow our top. I have read that most sex offenders (i.e. rapists, molesters, not incidental offenders like exposure) have had a very repressed upbringing around sex. It is these people whose energy can't dissipate that ends up channeling into some other direction. Like with lightening that finds the easiest path to escape, the energy in our bodies has to look for an escape also. This can be through the third-eye or the crown if you are looking at chakras and can cause all sorts of erratic behaviors around sex.

    So the long and short of it is from my perspective it is an absolute necessity to masturbate or self pleasure. You probably only feel guilty about it because someone more than likely from some religion told you it was bad and wrong. I don't think it is a sin at all and any God who is a loving and caring God I think would recognize that.

  • I know this that if you feel guilty and uncomfortable about it...and you do it and EVEN THE person who is telling you its okay has SINNED against you because they are not acting out of love and respecting your weak conscience and you SIN against yourself because you violate you conscience...haven't you read 1 Cor 8:9

    Be careful , however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak. For if anyone with a weak conscience sees you who who have this knowledge eating in an idols temple, won't he be emboldened to eat what has been sacrificed to idols? So this weaker brother, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge. When you sin against your brothers in this way and WOUND their WEAK CONSCIENCE, YOU SIN AGAINST CHRIST. Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause him to fall.

    It also said in ROMANS anything not from faith is sin, and if your not respecting your conviction then it is sin to you!

    EVERYONE ELSE ON THIS PAGE NEEDS TO REPENT FOR EVEN ENCOURAGING this PERSON TO VIOLATE THEIR CONSCIENCE, YOU HAVE SINNED AGAINST CHRIST BY NOT ACTING OUT OF LOVE AND CAUSING HER TO SIN!

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  • Masturbation causes a person to sin in their own heart to take sexual gratification from impure thoughts. It is sinful to indulge in this sexual pleasure that is derived from the satisfaction of using one's imagination. If you're masturbating you're going to crave the feeling of a woman doing it more I'm sure. So you're certainly more prone to be more addicted to sex and have sex before you're married. You will never find the word masturbation in the bible, but there are keys scriptures in the bible that lets us know that masturbation is wrong. Matthew 5:28 Jesus says, "Do not commit adultery." But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Adultery is not only the physical act, but adultery can also be committed in the mind. Masturbation involves sexual fantasy, visualization, and often pornography or x-rated videos. The Bible is very clear as to what God expects of us in these areas of fantasy and lust. It teaches that we must not look lustfully at each other nor should we behave in such a manner as to entice others to lust after us. As one grows in his dependence upon God, one will learn that he can only be victorious when God himself delivers him. This applies to all temptations, anxieties, or addictions!

    • What if you masturbate to imaginations of your wife or husband?

    • So you're saying you're married, and not engaged. Then why would you have to masturbate if you can have sex with her?

    • Bullsh*t! The only thing that causes masturbation to be a problem is how the individual negatively perceives and handles the situation. Masturbation can be a positive, therapeutic, and healthy thing if done properly and in moderation. Sex can be a very beautiful thing. It all depends how the individual handles the situation. Its like red wine for example if you drink it in moderation then its fine, if you over drink then you are in trouble.

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  • Sin is a belief created by religion to stifle us from natural human acts.
    No it is not a sin.
    No "god" will not punish you... because you will have to ask which one of the thousands of them it would be.
    Natural sexual desires and instincts are nothing to be ashamed of and our society does a great job of doing that.
    People can quote you "scripture" which is merely human created doctrine from the bronze age and tell you it is sin, but any human with logic will know that back then they used these methods of cohesion to scare people into doing or not doing certain things. The fact that it still is used is sad. We know better than to belief in fairies, tree gods, and other mythological creatures... we shouldn't be hanging on to this one either. But some people are to afraid of the unknown and need to believe in something, even if it doesn't make logical sense. I am more of the mind set that if I don't know... I will ask questions and find answers, not just chalk it up to a supernatural deity.

  • You are going to have to be the judge. I looked it up for you.

    1 Thess. 4: 3-5

    For this is what God wills, the sanctifying of YOU, that YOU abstain from fornication; that each one of YOU should know how to get possession of his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in covetous sexual appetite such as also those nations have which do not know God

    Colossians 3:5

    5 Deaden, therefore, YOUR body members that are upon the earth as respects fornication, uncleanness, sexual appetite, hurtful desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

    The Greek word translated “fornication” is not restricted to sexual intercourse but includes a variety of lewd acts. So if two unmarried people engage in oral sex or in fondling each others’ reproductive organs, they are guilty of fornication...

    It doesn't talk about masturbation that I could see. So go for it! I mean, I do it about 3 times a day. No on ever risked pregnancy or STD's when masturbating.

  • i do it everyday. at least two times... some days more!

    looking at others girls I'm thinking maybe I'm doing it too much! it can be six times in one day if I feel like it - that ain't rare for me...

    i am single but even when I'm in a relationship I still masturbate everyday.

    i can think of worse things to do with my time :-)

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  • No, not according to the bible.. contrary to what many Christian religions may teach. I have read my Bible cover to cover multiple times and nowhere does it say anything about masturbation being a sin.

  • It's not a sin it's a fact of life don't feel guilty, there is no good reason you should not enjoy your own body.

  • well.. its definitely NOT a sin.

    about 9 out of every ten guys masturbate

    its fine .. if it makes you happy then keep on doing it...

    your not alone so do your thing! =]

  • no masturbation is NOT a sin! we have to explore our bodies and find out what we like and don't like before we let anyone else explore our bodies its our body and we can do what we wish to do with it and masturbation is a healthy thing

  • From a religious point of view it's a sin because you're having "impure" thoughts. From a realistic point of view, it's as natural as breathing.

    I'm absolutely sure that God didn't give us such perfect sexual organs and the ability to imagine anything we wanted to and not want us to put the two together.

  • There is nothing sinful about pleasing yourself in a sexual way, it's perfectly healthy and nothing to feel guilty about.

  • If it feels good, do it (as long as it doesn't hurt anybody.) Our arms are as long as they are for a reason = - )

  • Take serious everything that comes in your heart and in your mind. If you feel guilty, take it serious. Maybe you ARE guilty and you are just trying to find an excuse for your sin.

  • masturbation is only a sin if you think of it as a sin. its normal and natural

  • If it wasn't for masturbation do you have any idea how much more rape, child molestation, and sexual crimes there would be? Seriously I would rather masturbate than losing my mind and go out to forcefully have sex with someone to gratify and remove the stress and tension we get when we need to masturbate.

    Monkeys do it! Why can't we? lol

    But seriously I really don't see it as a sin, I would much rather masturbate than accidentally get a girl pregnant and what not. :)

  • If it is then I'm hopping the fence to get into heaven.

    • LOL Me too.

  • Don't worry, Jesus forgives everyone who asks for forgiveness, even those who don't deserve it.

    • Yes but that does not mean to take advantage of that.

  • Depending on your religious belief or lack thereof, masturbation could very well be a sin. I'm not religious, so I don't think there's anything wrong with it. Many many many other people don't think that it's a bad thing either.

    As for feeling guilty and uncomfortable, I personally don't like to masturbate that much, but, due to stupid human nature, I do it anyways. I feel bad afterwards and I can't really understand why, but I just do. I don't think it's guilt, I just don't like to.

    So it's up to you whether or not you do it, if you feel its a sin, then don't do it, if you feel like most people that it's natural, then by all means do it, if you just don't feel good after doing it, well, then you can choose whether or not you want to continue doing it.