The word 'masturbation' itself is not in the Bible.
However, Bible pronciples do cover it, just as many other things are covered that are not individually, specifically named.
Masturbation is a form of uncleanness. Its practice can make a person ‘slave to various desires & pleasures'. It also fosrters attitudes that can mentally corrupt an individual. (Titus 3:3) However, self-masturbation is not a form of gross sexual immorality, like fornication is. (Ephesians 4:19) So, if a person has the problem of masturbation, they needn't conclude that they've committed the unforgivable sin.
Ephesians 4:17-19 mentions:
"You no longer go on... [in] loose conduct... uncleanness of every sort... greediness".
2 Peter 1:5,6 says:
"...supply to your faith virtue, to [your] virtue knowledge, to [your] knowledge self-control...
"How Can I Conquer This Habit--Masturbation?" http://watchtower.org/e/200611a/article_01.htm
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