[quote="Neithan, post:1, topic:314070"]
Are there any aggravating circumstances for the sin of self-abuse and masturbation that would make it more grave, and need to be confessed?
And besides any necessary details, do sins need to be confessed in relation to one another?
For example (hypothetically---this is not my confession!): someone steals money to buy pornography in order to masturbate. Does that person need to confess the reason why he stole (a sin itself, but the purpose is also sinful)?
There are three distinct sins tho they are linked to one another. The reasons do not have to be given, nor the linkage, unless it constitutes another sin, e.g., racial hatred.
The thieft sounds venial, the other two sins sound mortal.
Any and all mortal sins must be confessed that were not previously confessed.
If a mortal sin is not confessed because it was accidentally forgotten, then that sin is also forgiven. However that mortal sin must be confessed whenever the next confession is made.