I am fifteen years old and today I went to the sacrament of reconciliation. I confessed that I had masturbated, but the preist did not have much to say to me. In fact, he brushed it off like it was nothing and only assigned me 5 hail mary’s and 5 our father’s. Is masturbation while going through puberty less grave than doing so while you are an adult?
I also had some more questions to ask you. If I fall again to solitary sin am I expected to go back to confession?
How bad of a sin is masturbation?
Does age affected the graveness of it?
Why would God give us this “gift” if so many will fall to it in temptation?