For those of you that have possibly read my recent two questions on Confession or perhaps not, I’m 20YO and struggle with masturbation and pornographic images. I went to confession yesterday and I do think it helped a good deal. After analyzing how I interact with women I think my mindset has been altered a bit and I need to change it.
My question is, if you get graces during confession to fight the temptations to sin what you confess, can I confess masturbation and pornographic images even if I haven’t done either since my last confession because I want the graces to continue to fight against them?
I usually go to confession every 4 months which I do feel bad about considering I have received during that time. I am thinking of going every Friday; is it okay if I confess each time to masturbation and pornographic images even if I haven’t fell to either because then I will get graces to continue to fight against them?
I don’t want the priest to think I’m making zero progress on these sins if I confess them when I didn’t do them but maybe that’s prideful of me to think that way. I also don’t want to be presumptive of graces during confession. Confession makes me very nervous every time, I shake in the waiting line and I think I should just leave because I’m too nervous. I never leave the line but over 50% of my confessions I get too nervous to say masturbation and pornographic images. Yesterday I did say both because I took some advice given on CAF to go behind the curtain thing. So will confessing weekly to these sins no matter if I have done them or not help me to not be nervous and to fight against these temptations better?