But they are perplexed and troubled by their own problems—deep problems. I would even characterize some as tormented, and especially with the problem of sexual self-stimulation commonly termed masturbation. I have responded to many of these requests with biblical instruction, and in so doing have become quite weary of the repetitive and disagreeable chore.
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Now you might be thinking, What are you talking about my heart for? This is about my sex drive and is purely biological. Don't even little kids do this before they're old enough to lust? Hear me out.
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-controlor as part of healthy self-exploration, but disallow it if it is done with wrong motives or as an addiction.
But many wonder if masturbation is wrong. Clearly, humans are sexual beings. No matter where you live or how you were raised, this is true.
Dear Grace: What is the Catholic Church's teaching on masturbation? Is it viewed as a mortal sin or as a venial sin? Could it prevent us from getting into heaven?
For those who feel no guilt or shame about the matter, the question sounds ridiculous. For those who are utterly opposed to all masturbation, regardless of the internal dynamics that drive it, the question sounds irrelevant. But for those whom lust is their primary concern when it comes to masturbation, the question is of immense importance.
We came by free will in the hardest way and we feel like we've earned it. But, the whole free will thing isn't without its catches, hang-ups, and consequences. We're totally free to choose but some choices are obviously worse than others.