Is it bad to masturbate when you are a Christian?

I'm a Catholic and a Christain and I wondering if masturbating is a bad thing to do based on my faith. And I'm just not comfortable with asking my parents.

14 Answers

  • Misty
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Yes, masturbation is a sin, in fact a mortal sin. Actually it is a sin for everyone, but many people don't care or have convinced themselves otherwise.

    Sex is sacred and holy. Sex is meant to unite a husband and wife as one flesh, and for procreation Both aspects must be present in order for sex to be as God designed. Masturbation is neither of these things, it is selfish and sterile.

    Masturbation is a misuse of your sexuality. It also usually involves fantasies or pornography, which are also sinful, in that they objectify other people.

    The Catechism states:

    By masturbation is to be understood the deliberate stimulation of the genital organs in order to derive sexual pleasure. "Both the Magisterium of the Church, in the course of a constant tradition, and the moral sense of the faithful have been in no doubt and have firmly maintained that masturbation is an intrinsically and gravely disordered action. The deliberate use of the sexual faculty, for whatever reason, outside of marriage is essentially contrary to its purpose." For here sexual pleasure is sought outside of "the sexual relationship which is demanded by the moral order and in which the total meaning of mutual self-giving and human procreation in the context of true love is achieved."

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  • 7 years ago

    The current pope said

    what matters is the search for spirituality not a list of good or bad actions.

    If you masturbate, what then, are you hurting anyone, are you defying God? Probably not.

    If you masturbate instead of doing your homework, meeting a girl, or helping people, then it is bad.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Minister here.

    There is nothing about masturbation in the bible.

    And "it is not a sin".

    Never, has been a sin.

    Never, will be a sin.

    That is a "Catholic tradition", with "no justification, found in the bible".

    The Catholics, "made that up".

    Just so more Catholics are created.

    A marketing deal

    Not found in the bible.

  • 7 years ago

    Only if it's over someone else's wife.Matthew 5:27-28

    27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

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  • You can either masturbate with a free conscience, or a guilty one, it's up to you.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    What's wrong with masturbation?

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    If we would have followed every rule they layed out for us,we all would be in an mental hospital.

    Thank ´God´ i´m an atheist

  • 7 years ago


    The subject isn't mentioned by name in the Bible.

    However, we can assume that it may fall under other principles.


  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Yes. However oral sex with a friend is now accepted by the modern church.

  • 7 years ago

    Enjoy yourself

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