I went to Confession today and now I am worried may have invalidated my Confession. One of the things I confess was those online sexual role-playing games (which involves masturbation and causing scandal to others).
Anyway, I said to the Priest that one of the things is that does is it compound the sin since the people I role-play sexually online are sometimes as young as 16. Now, in Florida, where I live, this is legal as long as the other person is younger than 24 (it is stated that the age of consent is 16 if the other person is under 24). Now in other states, the rules can be and often are different.
Now, somehow, I worry that I mislead or was dishonest in telling the Priest that it is not a legal issue in Florida. I’m not sure how I mislead or was dishonest, since I am 23 and thus fall in the legal age range issue for Florida. I forgot if I mentioned that other states and other countries (remember, with this kind of thing like online RPing, you don’t know where the person lives and you only know the other person’s age because they may list it or you check with them to make sure they are old enough so it is not a legal issue) may have other rules, but I told the Priest that in our state (FL) it is not a legal issue. Again, I worry that I somehow mislead or was dishonest or something.
Should I just assume my Confession was valid and just check with the Priest at my next Confession?
It gets me so mad because I cannot even come out of Confession without worrying that I somehow rendered it invalid. It really ticks me off that I always worry about the validity of my Confessions and then I get nervous in Confession and then can end up forgetting stuff. It really angers me and I assume many of these fears are part of my Scrupulosity, but it still bothers me and angers me.
AND PLEASE READ MY POST CAREFULLY BEFORE RESPONDING! IT DOESN’T HELP WHEN PEOPLE GIVE A CURSORY GLANCE AND THEN RESPOND BASED ON INCORRECT INFORMATION!