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. Due to this cultural change across the spectrum, even theological reassessments of masturbation as a positive sexual practice were possible — though, admittedly, rare.
Pope Francis’s Candid Views on Sexual Morality - windyknollview.com
If you are fed up, and just want to stop masturbating now, go here. Perhaps I Hugh should talk about my status regarding the masturbation issue. Advocates of masturbation figure anybody who speaks against it is a hypocrite because they assume everyone masturbates, even those who speak against it. My testimony clearly shows I am not one to judge. I was involved in abortions , broken hearts, and crossed gender boundaries.
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.
I went to confess the sin of masturbation. Here are some of his words as best I can remember them:. The view of masturbation has changed dramatically.