Did I commit a sin?


#1

I was reading on the Internet how to make out (just kissing no suggestive touching e.t.c.) and I got aroused. Would that be considered pornagraphy and if so would I need to go to confessions. I know pornagraphy is a mortal sin.


#2

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I was reading on the Internet how to make out (just kissing no suggestive touching e.t.c.) and I got aroused. Would that be considered pornagraphy and if so would I need to go to confessions. I know pornagraphy is a mortal sin.

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Any pictures? Videos? If you are just reading it in text and get aroused you haven't committed a sin, you have placed yourself in the near occasion of sin and that can become very dangerous. I suggest when you don't know.......get with a priest.


#3

From what you have said, it probably isn’t a mortal sin.

It could be sin if…

  1. You searched with the intent of arousing yourself.
  2. You stayed on the page after being aroused with the intent of continuing the arousing.

If you answer yes to the above, it would probably be the sin of lust and/or placing one’s self in near occasion of sin (not pornography).


#4

Taken from a very reputable book from the 19th century called The Way of Interior Peace by Fr. Lehen, pg. 99:

“To a mortal sin belong three points: 1st. Weighty matter; – a jesting lie, for example or a vain, self-conceited thought, is not sufficient for a mortal sin. 2d. Full knowledge of the evil; that is, the deliberate consciousness that what one does is a mortal sin. This excludes all cases in which the sin proceeds from surprise, or in which the soul is not full master of her powers; as, for example, in half-slumber, and the like. 3d. Full consent of the will to that which the understanding knows to be mortal sin. As long as the consent remains imperfect, or we are conscious of a certain hesitancy, a deferring, or a reproach of conscience in consequence of our neglect in combating the temptation, the sin is only venial.”

I hope this helps.


#5

to get a better answer on whether you sinned, probably you should say why you were reading that text…
Did you read it IN ORDER to get aroused?
Or just out of curiosity? or boredom?
Did you habe the intention to learn something in order to do something immoral?
etc

Even then it is usually very difficult for somebody else to say whather a specific act was a sin. Better to ask a priest.


#6

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