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.
As a general rule and supposedly I'm told that there are exceptions, the question is " Is masturbation a mortal sin in need of confession? I've asked 4 priests about this and 2 say yes mortal, 1 says can be and can't be it depends on circumstances and the 4th one says no definitely not. By the way where is the unity of priests in my diocese?
Remember that Catholicism is the biggest single faith in our country, with 68 million American adherents. And in there were 1. I believe it was Hitchens, in God is Not Greatwho pointed out the fortuitous juxtaposition in standing human mammals of the hand and the genitals.
Lately I have begun to experience periodic impotence. My doctor recommends masturbation as he thinks my problem is psychological. Under these circumstances can masturbation be legitimate?
I believe stricker penances such as fasting, almsgiving, and works of mercy should be given for this sin. Men [and women] need graces when they are faced with this most perilous of temptations. It is a sin done in secret that evokes instant gradification, and messes with our hormones and emotional state, so it can be a very powerful temptation.
Alright, let's talk about masturbation. This is an extremely sensitive topic because so many people especially young males struggle with it. There is something uncomfortable about it; many Catholics, even in the past, were very reluctant to talk about "the solitary sin.
Hi, guys —. I have been told two different things in Holy Confession by several priests over the years, and it leaves me to believe the theology our holy priests of God share with our Catholic flock is seriously flawed. Three different priests have counseled me in the Sacrament of Penance in the last 25 years on whether it is permissible to receive Holy Communion after committing the sin of masturbation. Two of three priests have said this sin has been viewed as questionable as to whether it is truly a mortal sin under sets of conditions that are associated with the penitent.
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.
Rejecting the Lust and Impurity of Hell video series. We regret that we have to address these issues. However, due to the fact that we have received a high number of queries on this issue, it must be addressed. Since so many are coming out of mortal sin and are convincing themselves that certain things are not sins, we must preach against those sins with some specificity lest people perish in their ignorance.