Catholic FAQ


Latest Threads
newest posts



Go Back   Catholic Answers Forums > Forums > Apologetics > Moral Theology
 

Welcome to Catholic Answers Forums, the largest Catholic Community on the Web.

Here you can join over 400,000 members from around the world discussing all things Catholic. Membership is open to all, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, who seek the Truth with Charity.

To gain full access, you must register for a FREE account. Registered members are able to:
  • Submit questions about the faith to experts from Catholic Answers
  • Participate in all forum discussions
  • Communicate privately with Catholics from around the world
  • Plus join a prayer group, read with the Book Club, and much more.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. So join our community today!

Have a question about registration or your account log-in? Just contact our Support Hotline.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search Thread Display
  #1  
Old Jun 19, '12, 7:52 pm
krusty007's Avatar
krusty007 krusty007 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: June 18, 2012
Posts: 40
Religion: Catholic
Default Accidental Masturbation?

A few days ago, I felt a mild but irritating pain in my testes. l probed the area to try to pin-point the cause of the pain. This caused an eraction, but I was to preoccupied with my pain to truly notice. I found the area that the pain was at, and I stared feeling to see if it was bruised or internal pain. Doing this caused ejaculation. Does this count as masturbation? There was NO lust or intention of orgasm whatoever. Is this a mortal or grave sin and would I need to confess it?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old Jun 19, '12, 8:01 pm
LilyM's Avatar
LilyM LilyM is offline
Forum Elder
Forum Supporter
 
Join Date: February 1, 2006
Posts: 33,193
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: Accidental Masturbation?

You cannot masturbate by accident. Masturbation is when the action of stimulating the genitals is done for the purpose of sexual arousal. In your case it wasn't done for that purpose, but for a medical one. So no masturbation.
__________________

Christ The Lord Is Risen Today! Alleluia!!


God bless and keep our new Pope Francis - Viva il Papa!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old Jun 19, '12, 8:02 pm
krusty007's Avatar
krusty007 krusty007 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: June 18, 2012
Posts: 40
Religion: Catholic
Smile Re: Accidental Masturbation?

THANKS LilyM!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old Jun 19, '12, 8:35 pm
triumphguy's Avatar
triumphguy triumphguy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 6, 2011
Posts: 8,233
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: Accidental Masturbation?

Confess it anyway - it's good for the soul.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old Jun 19, '12, 8:49 pm
Needtostop Needtostop is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: June 3, 2012
Posts: 193
Religion: Catholic
Send a message via Yahoo to Needtostop
Default Re: Accidental Masturbation?

Quote:
Originally Posted by krusty007 View Post
A few days ago, I felt a mild but irritating pain in my testes. l probed the area to try to pin-point the cause of the pain. This caused an eraction, but I was to preoccupied with my pain to truly notice. I found the area that the pain was at, and I stared feeling to see if it was bruised or internal pain. Doing this caused ejaculation. Does this count as masturbation? There was NO lust or intention of orgasm whatoever. Is this a mortal or grave sin and would I need to confess it?
You did not sin. It would only have been a sin if you did it intending to stimulate yourself sexually.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old Jun 19, '12, 8:49 pm
Needtostop Needtostop is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: June 3, 2012
Posts: 193
Religion: Catholic
Send a message via Yahoo to Needtostop
Default Re: Accidental Masturbation?

Quote:
Originally Posted by triumphguy View Post
Confess it anyway - it's good for the soul.
It is not good for the soul to confess things that aren't sins.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old Jun 19, '12, 9:58 pm
triumphguy's Avatar
triumphguy triumphguy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 6, 2011
Posts: 8,233
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: Accidental Masturbation?

Leave that for the priest to decide.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old Jun 19, '12, 11:31 pm
stephe1987 stephe1987 is offline
Regular Member
 
Join Date: May 13, 2010
Posts: 1,450
Default Re: Accidental Masturbation?

Confession is always good (assuming you have a good Confessor) because the priest can help you avoid sinning in the future.

Also, the problems persist, I suggest you see a doctor. Some things start out really small and end up being major problems. The sooner something is caught, the easier it is to fix it, and it may even end up saving your life in extreme cases.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old Jun 20, '12, 11:11 am
krusty007's Avatar
krusty007 krusty007 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: June 18, 2012
Posts: 40
Religion: Catholic
Smile Re: Accidental Masturbation?

Quote:
Originally Posted by stephe1987 View Post
Confession is always good (assuming you have a good Confessor) because the priest can help you avoid sinning in the future.

Also, the problems persist, I suggest you see a doctor. Some things start out really small and end up being major problems. The sooner something is caught, the easier it is to fix it, and it may even end up saving your life in extreme cases.
Thanks for the advice, Stephe. The pain turned out to be from when I had walked into a pole a few hours prior (I am a Dumm Koph ).
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old Jun 21, '12, 9:51 am
jennstall jennstall is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: August 15, 2004
Posts: 288
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: Accidental Masturbation?

Quote:
Originally Posted by triumphguy View Post
Leave that for the priest to decide.
Leaving everything for the priest to decide is a great way to wind up scrupulous. We're all capable of making most of these determinations for ourselves through the exercise of our reasoning abilities.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old Jun 22, '12, 10:40 am
Non sum dignus Non sum dignus is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: February 6, 2007
Posts: 269
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: Accidental Masturbation?

You might want to check in with a urologist if anything like that keeps happening.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Catholic Answers Forums > Forums > Apologetics > Moral Theology

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search Thread
Search Thread:

Advanced Search
Display

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Prayer Intentions

Most Active Groups
8333Meet and talk,talk talk
Last by: suko
5083CAF Prayer Warriors Support Group
Last by: tawny
4390Devotion to the Sorrowful Mother
Last by: FootStool
4036OCD/Scrupulosity Group
Last by: aellis422
3855SOLITUDE
Last by: beth40n2
3644Let's empty Purgatory
Last by: RJB
3266Poems and Reflections
Last by: PathWalker
3231Petitions Before the Blessed Sacrament
Last by: Amiciel
3216Catholic Vegetarians & Vegans
Last by: TheWhim
3079For seniors and shut- ins
Last by: georget



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 6:28 am.

Home RSS Feeds - Home - Archive - Top

Copyright © 2004-2014, Catholic Answers.