Clearly, human beings are sexual beings. No matter where you live or how you were raised, this is true. Biologically, our sex drive ensures the continuation of the human race, but there is so much more to sex than just reproduction. In some ways and in some cultures, sex is celebrated. In other cultures, various forms of sex are considered taboo.
Is it a Sin to Masturbate?
Is Masturbation a Sin? | United Church of God
It is quite the opposite of the self-control that we are constantly reminded of in the Bible. Self-control is an act of obedience to our Holy God and a fruit of the Spirit Galatians an act that requires restraint, thought, intentionality, and delayed gratification. Ah, the dreaded M-word, masturbation. It has become a hot topic in the Christian community, and, at the same time, it is still very taboo. Our culture refuses to talk about it and those who do assume we already know the definitive answer. We cannot have a healthy attitude about sexuality if we refuse to talk about it.
Is Masturbation a Sin?
Because my job is to talk to women about sex, there are few questions that I haven't heard and haven't answered. However, there is one common question that I don't like to answer. It involves the "M" word—masturbation.
Among the world's religions, views on masturbation vary widely. Some religions view it as a spiritually detrimental practice, some see it as not spiritually detrimental and others take a situational view. Among these latter religions, some view masturbation as allowable if used as a means towards sexual self-control , or as part of healthy self-exploration, but disallow it if it is done with wrong motives or as an addiction. Masturbation was now valued as an adult, non-pathological, pleasurable activity.