Can't stop masturbating

Please help. I know how sinful it is, and every time i do it, i promise myself i won’t do it again, but every 1-3 days i give in. this has been going on for about 3 months (never did it before). i’ve prayed to stop, but i give in too easily. can someone please advise me on what to do, and please pray for me. thanks

I know your pain.

about a month ago i stopped looking at porn and masturbating. And even now my mind is sadly filled with adultery and lust.

But i would recommend to stay active(praying,sport…) and try not to stay idle.

(sorry if my English grammar is not that good its not my first language)

May the god and all the saints that fought against lust bless you Kalel!

It is impossible to stop without Grace.

Pray every morning and night for God to protect you from this sin and similar temptations. While you have a desire to stop in your heart the devil cannot make you sin. You must have the mindset that if you truly want to change, that change has to start right now.

Saying the Hail Mary helps a lot, especially in times of temptation. Remember that anything is possible with God.

To be completely honest:

When you’re a teenager, especially a teenage boy, it is completely normal to masturbate all the time, constantly. It’s true.

try to do something else, like read or compulsively post jokes on forums. working out is also a great way to blow off steam. also try to avoid lewd stuff, not just stuff that is explicitly porn, but also programs that have partial nudity or sex scenes. also, pray and go to confession. god will give you the grace you ask for, but you need to cooperate with him by finding something else to keep you occupied.

that is 100 percent false. masturbation is gravely sinful because it is against God’s design for what our genitals are for. by persisting in sexual sin when one knows it is wrong, you are choosing to cut your self off from God’s sanctifying grace.

It is 100% TRUE that all the huge majority of teenager boys masturbate all the time. I never mentioned anything about the opinion that it’s a sin, just the fact that they do it, all the time. Get real.

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Will power isn’t enough. You can stop, but you need help. Check out the website. I’ll say an Ave and a Pater for you. God bless.

It’s common among teenagers, yes, but it’s not universal.

OP: Remember the grace that can be found in the confessional. This is a sin that priests hear often. Besides the grace from absolution, you might also get some helpful advice from them.

As with any compulsion, it’s probably a good idea to find other ways to occupy one’s time that require some physical exertion and mental distraction. Keep busy doing work that is productive. Help the needy. Spend time in prayer (Adoration would probably be helpful.)

*The huge majority of people lie on a daily basis. It’s okay to lie! It’s a normal part of life.

The huge majority of people steal, mostly small things like their employer’s time or music on the internet, on a daily basis. Stealing is okay. Get real.

A huge majority of college students routinely get drunk. Getting drunk is A-OK. Get REEEAAAALLLLL. It’s a natural part of being a college student. Isn’t that what higher education is for?*

Did these examples allow you to spot your unspoken premise?

Praying to the Holy Spirit to give you guidance, direction, strength & fortitude to overcome your temptations.

I can spot your hilariously foolish analogy. I see what you’re doing, trying to equate those with Masturbation.

To Lie, To Steal, To get drunk are in NO WAY related to Masturbation. But to be honest, here are some actual Masturbation Benefits:

:black_medium_small_square:Creates a sense of well-being.
:black_medium_small_square:Enhances physical and emotional bonding with partners.
:black_medium_small_square:Increases the ability to have orgasms.
:black_medium_small_square:Improves relationship satisfaction.
:black_medium_small_square:Improves sleep.
:black_medium_small_square:Improves body image.
:black_medium_small_square:Is a way to treat sexual dysfunctions.
:black_medium_small_square:Can reduce stress.
:black_medium_small_square:Can relieve sexual tension.
:black_medium_small_square:Can relieve menstrual cramps.
:black_medium_small_square:Can strengthen pelvic and anal muscles, reducing the risk for incontinence.
:black_medium_small_square:Increases the release of the feel-good neurotransmitters in the brain.
:black_medium_small_square:Can improve the health of the prostate.
:black_medium_small_square:May build resistance to yeast infections.
:black_medium_small_square:Can help relieve chronic back pain.

Giving approval of/encouraging masturbation is a grave sin. Don’t do it here.

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How about equating masturbation with lying, stealing and getting drunk…hmmm that seems like a grave sin.

Not at all given the context; he didn’t equate as such merely compared them to show the flawed reasoning behind your statements.

Ah, you mean like the truly flawed reasoning of trying to make teenagers feel guilty about masturbating, when it is completely normal and natural. That’s pretty much the definition of flawed reasoning.

You’re using a circular argument to explain why it is normal and natural, though.

Many teenagers masturbate; therefore it is natural and normal; therefore many teenagers masturbate…

There’s no substance to that line of reasoning. Next you’ll be bringing up some factoid about masturbation in the animal kingdom to back up your view that it is ‘natural’, which by the way isn’t any indicator of whether something is morally permissible.

“Sinful” perhaps, but it is still statistically the norm, therefore, by definition, normal…

How about WebMD backing up “My View”:

Who Masturbates?

Just about everybody. Masturbation is a very common behavior, even among people who have a sex partner. In one national study, 95% of males and 89% of females reported that they have masturbated. Masturbation is the first sexual act experienced by most males and females. In young children, masturbation is a normal part of the growing child’s exploration of his or her body. Most people continue to masturbate in adulthood, and many do so throughout their lives.

Why Do People Masturbate?

In addition to feeling good, masturbation is a good way of relieving the sexual tension that can build up over time, especially for people without partners or whose partners are not willing or available for sex. Masturbation also is a safe sexual alternative for people who wish to avoid pregnancy and the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases. It also is necessary when a man must give a semen sample for infertility testing or for sperm donation. When sexual dysfunction is present in an adult, masturbation may be prescribed by a sex therapist to allow a person to experience an orgasm (often in women) or to delay its arrival (often in men).

Is Masturbation Normal?

While it once was regarded as a perversion and a sign of a mental problem, masturbation now is regarded as a normal, healthy sexual activity that is pleasant, fulfilling, acceptable, and safe. It is a good way to experience sexual pleasure and can be done throughout life.

Is Masturbation Harmful?

In general, the medical community considers masturbation to be a natural and harmless expression of sexuality for both men and women. It does not cause any physical injury or harm to the body, and can be performed in moderation throughout a person’s lifetime as a part of normal sexual behavior. Some cultures and religions oppose masturbation or even label it as sinful. This can lead to guilt or shame about the behavior.

Some experts suggest that masturbation can actually improve sexual health and relationships. By exploring your own body through masturbation, you can determine what is erotically pleasing to you and can share this with your partner. Some partners use mutual masturbation to discover techniques for a more satisfying sexual relationship and to add to their mutual intimacy.

So are lustful thoughts and pornography among young men, both of which are demeaning to human beings. It doesn’t take a particularly pious individual to recognise these things are bad.

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