Is Porn and Masturbation a sin for teens and people who are single?

Well, i am 16 christian and i am finding that it is really hard to figure out if watch porn and masturbating is a sin. I stated masturbation and porn about a year ago and i just recently heard arguments online saying that porn and masturbation is and is not a sin and it so hard to know whats right. I am not a very strict person when it comes to religion, I don't read the bible (its such a complicated book that its really hard to understand like when they say tho shall not kill or something like that, they have stories about people killing each other and stuff in the bible), i don't really go to church a lot, and i don't advertise that i am a christian a lot, But i still believe in God and Jesus and i am a good person and treat people the way id want to be treated and i have my own beliefs on certain things about religion. I see all over the place people are arguing over this topic. Some people say that if you spot a really hot girl and then your hormones kick in, you are automatically abusing that person and you will go to hell for that (I don't know but i think that's what adultery is). While on the other hand, people would back that up and say that the title adultery is given if you have a wife or in a relationship with someone and you are cheating on them or looking at other people and that you cant harm people when you see them and your hormones kick in. Me personally, think that i do think that porn is bad if you are married or watching porn with a married couple in it and that masturbation should be a tool of practice so you can get better when in the bed with your partner. But if your single and/or a teenager (like me), that shouldn't really matter as long as you are not lusting over someone who is married. Also, if i look at someone that is really hot at school, hormones would kick in and i would say a complement in my head and move on cause you never know if she isn't that type. But if its porn or something like that, i would not only complement, hormones would kick in and i'll masturbate. But the thing that is really not helping me decide is that all of a sudden, i have been having unfortunate things happen. Like the last time i masturbated (like on the 14th), my dad all of got sick and started loosing memory and then a couple of days after that on the 18th, my dad went to the doctor and then was rushed to the hospital cause of a brain hemorrhage in a small blood vessel. the cause of it they say was his high blood pressure and how he won't take his medication and stuff. But good thing it was not a really bad one where he would need sugary because they let him out yesterday and said that all he needs to just control his blood pressure for a few weeks and his brain would get rid of that blood that leaked in his brain. So, ive been feeling so hormonally driven that i feel like i have been turned on more than i have ever been in forever but i have been fighting it cause i don't know if its bad luck cause by porn and masturbation and its really killing me!!

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Realize that Porn Destroys, See How it has destroyed the Lives of those who have gotten involved in that industrty

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    By far, the most searched for terms on the internet are related to pornography. Pornography is rampant in the world today. Perhaps more than anything else, Satan has succeeded in twisting and perverting sex. He has taken what is good and right (loving sex between a husband and wife) and replaced it with lust, pornography, adultery, rape, and homosexuality. Pornography can be the first step on a very slippery slope of ever-increasing wickedness and immorality (Romans 6:19). The addictive nature of pornography is well documented. Just as a drug user must consume greater and more powerful quantities of drugs to achieve the same “high,” pornography drags a person deeper and deeper into hard-core sexual addictions and ungodly desires.

    The three main categories of sin are the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life (1 John 2:16). Pornography definitely causes us to lust after flesh, and it is undeniably a lust of the eyes. Pornography definitely does not qualify as one of the things we are to think about, according to Philippians 4:8. Pornography is addictive (1 Corinthians 6:12; 2 Peter 2:19), and destructive (Proverbs 6:25-28; Ezekiel 20:30; Ephesians 4:19). Lusting after other people in our minds, which is the essence of pornography, is offensive to God (Matthew 5:28). When habitual devotion to pornography characterizes a person’s life, it demonstrates the person is not saved (1 Corinthians 6:9).

    For those involved in pornography, God can and will give the victory. Are you involved with pornography and desire freedom from it? Here are some steps to victory: 1) Confess your sin to God (1 John 1:9). 2) Ask God to cleanse, renew, and transform your mind (Romans 12:2). 3) Ask God to fill your mind with Philippians 4:8. 4) Learn to possess your body in holiness (1 Thessalonians 4:3-4). 5) Understand the proper meaning of sex and rely on your spouse alone to meet that need (1 Corinthians 7:1-5). 6) Realize that if you walk in the Spirit, you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh (Galatians 5:16). 7) Take practical steps to reduce your exposure to graphic images. Install pornography blockers on your computer, limit television and video usage, and find another Christian who will pray for you and help keep you accountable.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago


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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    that was really quite a question. im not the most religious person in the world personally, but i live by basic moral principals and am myself a christian. i can answer this to a certain extent. masturbation is normal, and if you get turned on and feel a need to release such feelings, you are doing yourself no real help by holding them in. as far as i can say, masturbation is not a sin. many things, however, are easily known as sins because breaking the law in general is basically sin, depending on the situation, and because child porn and watching porn under age is understood to be illegal, it technically is sin. Loads of people ignore this fact, as you may notice, but if you are a truly religious person you will discover that porn is not 100% necessary for masturbation. also, adultery means cheating on a spouse after marriage. getting sexual pleasure is not adultery. hope this helped

  • 6 years ago

    Masturbation is not a sin. You are allowed to make love to yourself.

    It is your body. As far as images and thoughts that isn't your problem if legal age people enjoy showing off.

    This was made up by St Augustine and other over zealous morons.

    The key here is are you harming someone? I can't see how one is unless they are depriving a partner of their affection.

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  • 10 years ago

    I think that masturbation is normal in EVERY teen but i do think that watfhing porn is horrible im not saying your a horrible person but every time you do look at that stuff it creates a mental picture in your head that youll probably have until you in your 30's even when your married so i dont think that thats a good thing but if you need to masturbate go to the bathroom and dont use a computer make it simple.

  • 10 years ago

    Porn is bad on many levels not only does the porn industry take advantage of many hungry and desperate woman (some desperate for money to buy drugs) others as I said need a place to stay, have financial problems and no where to turn, or are tired and hungry (not all). The people in porn take advantage of them by offering them money to degrade themselves for their lust. I know this growing because this happened to girls from actual life experience. Also many woman in porn have had been abused in their past. (once again I cannot say all, there is always exceptions but not many.)

    Next is the spiritual aspects. When you get into porn something of it gets into you, or a force through the images and feelings. That is why people keep going back to porn to reinforce the wrong of their soul and feel good about themselves. Another issue then is why do you need to feel good about your self if your already good. If your seeking to feel good you are not right with god because he is good. Your seeking an external means to feel a internal hole. Not only that but it encourages people into sexual acts of lust, for instance in no place and time will a married person need to sleep with two or three men at once or any married man need two, three, or more woman at once. Porn only encourages and builds on the emotions of wanting you to try sexual experiences in real life the more you see them, it keeps welling up in you to try them until you do. And if you cannot get them you feel angry. Anger causes you to feel guilty and you seek the solace of porn once more. All the while lessening your spirit and giving power to people who would like to keep you down as well as abuse others for their gain of power. Not only that but the woman in porn actually hate these men that use them, if you've ever paid attention to them you can actually tell this by how they act.

    Porn is about glorifying yourself, which is pride, and pride is a love of self, which is contrary to love, which is the essence of god. The more you get away from porn the more free and calm. You'll be able to give all your love towards one and only one in your life and all that saved energy will make for better sex as well as deeper. In turn you'll also have way more free time to do something to help or make creative things for this world, thus leaving it better off.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Yes these are Sins. And since you are a Christian? Stop it. And pray for forgiveness.

    God Bless Ya,

    Chicago Bob


    There is more joy in Jesus in one day.

    Than there is in the World 365/24/7

    I know, I tried them both.

    Source(s): The Bible!
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Major Premise-Lust is a sin

    Minor Premise-Masturbation is the end result OF lust.

    Conclusion-Masturbation is a sin.

    Any other questions?

  • 10 years ago

    wall of words, i cannot see thru thee.

    lots of people are obsessed with sin. you appear to be obsessed with masturbation. knock yourself out. no one has died from it yet, i mean, unless you count the autoerotic "accidental" suicides. now, don't get any ideas...

    sin was invented by power-hungry men circa 200 ad. we've come a long way, baby. let's get over it.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Allow me to suggest to you a diferent picture to use..... that you would not have been able to recognize Him. Jesus was beaten so mercilesly by the Roman soldiers; the sight of Him would have made you vomit. The “scourging” convicted criminals endured is well-documented in both secular and Biblical history; culminating in crucifixion. It was one of the most brutal and inhumane methods of execution in human history – a humiliating death-by-torture. Yet it is precisely at this point in history the Sin-bearer – fully God and fully human – stepped into human history to make the way for your sins to be forgiven. In your struggle against sin and temptation, remember that He suffered, so you could be forgiven.

    The question then becomes, “How could I possibly do anything His word tells me offends Him?”

    The way for you to be forgiven came at the cost of Jesus being betrayed, abandoned, denied, spit upon, cursed, lied about, stripped, crown of thorns repeatedly pounded into His head, chunks of beard and cheek wrenched out. He was beaten beyond recognition, nearly to death, by soldiers for sport and then hung on a Roman cross, exposed for all to mock while He died. Repulsive to see? Yes, and it pictures how our sins make the holy, pure and just Father in Heaven feel. It is the punishment your sins deserved. Jesus, God the Son, made the only payment big enough the Father in Heaven will accept for you to have the freedom to choose to spend eternity with Him and have abundant life now.

    Simply confess the many ways you have offended His love, proven for you. Confess to Him all the lies, stealing, lust, not-forgiving, abusing God’s name, hateful thoughts and talk - truly sorry from your heart - and turn from them (repentance). Then trust that Jesus’ sufferings only are accepted for the punishment your sins deserved.

    Or will you curse His sacrifice made for you by continuing in your sins, denying your need for His forgiveness?

    Source(s): Read the price paid for your freedom, read the verses. Matthew 27:12-65; 1 John 2:1; 1 Timothy 2:5; Matthew 4:17; Acts 2:38; Acts 3:19; Romans 2:4-5; Romans 3:23-24; James 2:10; Hebrews 9:27; 1 John 1:8-9; Romans 5:8; Romans 10:9-10; Romans 10:13; Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 3:18; John 3:36; 1 John 5: 11-13;
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