erections

is enjoying an erection due to some weird sexual fetish a sin? No lust is involved, ie no desires for sexual intercourse involved. Just enjoying it for the sake of enjoyment.

Lust is more than desire for sexual intercourse. It is desire for sexual gratification outside its proper context (marriage and open to life) and is based on the image of its object, rather than as an extension of love.

So if that fits that definition, then yes; it is sinful.

If it was due to a sexual fetish like you say, then yes it’s a sin.

I dont think its a sin to enjoy your God given equipment. We are all sexual beings & erections arise at a lot of strange times, this can`t be helped, most men are preoccupied with there God given members anyway. The average man is pretty much ruled by his member, Catholics & Non Catholics alike

It is taking a normal, bodily function out of the natural environment it is meant for, and taking pleasure out of it being in this unnatural environment. It really doesn't sound any different than masturbation. Our God given equipment can easily be misused.

I dont believe that, God didnt give us our sexuality & all the feelings that go along with it to be totally suppressed all the time. We are meant to have erections, we get them at the darndest times & sometimes they feel good, so whats wrong with that, Nothing

So, would you consider the actual act of masturbation sinful?

This is precisely right, by the very nature of an “erection” - it’s meant to feel good, so if you get it, then you just got it, there’s nothing you can do, and it feels good, it’s not a sin.

All the naysayers to this lack have reasoning problems.

I’m just amazed at the amount of people coming on to this board asking the most ridiculous questions about sin. I got an erection, is it a sin? Have I been excommunicated?! OMG I’m not sure whether i have mortally sinned. Am I going to hell? I sneezed on a friend, should I confess? I tripped and broke my hand, have I abused my body and will I go to hell?

And the saga continues.

If anyone gets an erection, especially if it’s out of their control, like young males, then how is it a sin? It’s MEANT to feel good, if you have problems reasoning this, then I suggest you ask God why he made it so, it may click eventually.

What does masturbation have to do with it? Are you just asking him that to make a wide sweeping generalization? 'cause the attempt is obvious.

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This is precisely right, by the very nature of an "erection" - it's meant to feel good, so if you get it, then you just got it, there's nothing you can do, and it feels good, it's not a sin.

All the naysayers to this lack have reasoning problems.

I'm just amazed at the amount of people coming on to this board asking the most ridiculous questions about sin. I got an erection, is it a sin? Have I been excommunicated?! OMG I'm not sure whether i have mortally sinned. Am I going to hell? I sneezed on a friend, should I confess? I tripped and broke my hand, have I abused my body and will I go to hell?

And the saga continues.

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Tell me about it, & I am also amazed, I also am not the swiftest duck in the pond, but some of these threads make no sense

We take pleasure in the act of reproduction so as to encourage us to ‘be fruitful and multiply’. When taken out of the context of male and female, validly married, and the purpose of conception of a child, it is no longer pleasure but sin.
Masturbation applies not only to the abuse of these functions ‘all the way’, but also the mere stimulation of them. I can understand that it may not be the will of us that it comes upon us when it does, but we should not try and enjoy it, but to get rid of it as soon as we can.

If you allow it to take over your mind and you encourage it it could be sin. Can you pray when you are enjoying it? Or do you try and hide it from Him? Also if it is conected with Fetish it is most definately sin. Look up " fetish" in the dictionary. Although you posting this on a public forum suggest to me that you probably don’t have a good prayer life. Don’t you think that is a question for your Priest? Do you realize children frequent this website?
Fetish: an object regarded with awe as being the embodiment or habitation of a potent spirit or as having magical potency.
James 1:14-15 But every man is tempted by his own concupiscence, being drawn away and allured. 15 Then, when concupiscence hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin. But sin, when it is completed, begetteth death.

I’m just amazed at the amount of people coming on to this board asking the most ridiculous questions about sin. I got an erection, is it a sin? Have I been excommunicated?! OMG I’m not sure whether i have mortally sinned. Am I going to hell? I sneezed on a friend, should I confess? I tripped and broke my hand, have I abused my body and will I go to hell?

If the erection had just occured on its own, it wouldn’t have been sinful. The fact that he said a strange sexual fetish caused it made it sinful. It’s a pretty simple conclusion any Catholic should come to.

Sexual fetishes can be a number of things, and a lot of people have it, catholic or not. Getting aroused due to a fetish is not a sin in itself, unless he was out seeking it.

There are men with “leg fetishes” as an example, it’s just like that, they may get turned on by great legs, they might try to avoid it, but that’s like trying to avoid gravity.

Do you get my point, or do I need to demonstrate at a much simpler level still? :rolleyes:

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I'm just amazed at the amount of people coming on to this board asking the most ridiculous questions about sin. I got an erection, is it a sin? Have I been excommunicated?! OMG I'm not sure whether i have mortally sinned. Am I going to hell? I sneezed on a friend, should I confess? I tripped and broke my hand, have I abused my body and will I go to hell?

And the saga continues.

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Yes my friend, you are actually in bizzaro world! A place of confusing rules and counter rules where doing just about anything can get you thrown into the pearly gates of h**l!

This is the place where heretics were tortured by ripping their limbs apart. This is the place where witches were hanged just because they were female heretics. This is the place where pedophile priests were moved from parish to parish by bishops instead of being arrested. Yes, this place has a long history of embarrassing issues. Makes one wonder why the laity is so sin filled? Maybe spread the corporate guilt around?

Blessed be, Dousias

An erection in itself caused by unwanting intentions isnt a sin. If it was then every teen boy would be sinning almost daily. Someitmes an erection can occur without wanting (upon waking up, dancing with someone, or some other unintention reason). But getting an erection due to looking at a Victoria secret catalog would be sin, because your intention is to lust over that image. Erection happens to the best of us at the worst moments no big deal just pray and ask to the Lord to give you strenght.

I wouldn’t necessarily agree with that.
He could easily get an erection without seeking it. Most males on the planet wake up each morning with an erection. Its what he does when he realises he has one that makes the difference. If he likes the enjoyment of having the erection and dwells on these thoughts that is a sin.
Anyone who gets an involuntary erection but then ignores it so it goes away is not committing a sin.

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is enjoying an erection due to some weird sexual fetish a sin? No lust is involved, ie no desires for sexual intercourse involved. Just enjoying it for the sake of enjoyment.

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It's not a fetish; its natural. Believe it or not so is masturbation, as it occurs in the animal kingdom. Your fellow Catholics would say its your responsibility to be better than the other animals. The truth of the matter is: Sexuality is the primary motivator and it if its not channeled properly it can manifest itself as aggression and cloud your mind. When you have an orgasim there are both positive and negative feedback loops in play. Testosterone receptors in the brain downgrade, but your bodies testosterone production upgrades. So its a double edge sword. Personally I don't know how Catholics do it... whatever you do just be aware that its natural and don't feel too guilty.

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It's not a fetish; its natural. Believe it or not so is masturbation, as it occurs in the animal kingdom. Your fellow Catholics would say its your responsibility to be better than the other animals. The truth of the matter is: Sexuality is the primary motivator and it if its not channeled properly it can manifest itself as aggression and cloud your mind. When you have an orgasim there are both positive and negative feedback loops in play. Testosterone receptors in the brain downgrade, but your bodies testosterone production upgrades. So its a double edge sword. Personally I don't know how Catholics do it... whatever you do just be aware that its natural and don't feel too guilty.

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As a comment on this it is also true that the desire for revenge leading to killing, child killing and rape are all perfectly natural and all frequently occur in the animal kingdom.

That behaviour is A) natural and B) occur in the animal world are both totally worthless points to make in defining what is or is not moral.

It is not wrong for a male-sexed individual to have an erection nor is it wrong for a male-sexed individual to masturbate. As a transgendered girl who has taken a vow of celibacy, I have a lot of sexual tension. I will confess/admit that, yes, I do masturbate. It is something that is natural to do. I do believe it might not be the best sexual release but I do not believe that God would want me to have severe sexual tension and be unable to function at all. Also, sexual tension is not caused by the fact that I have chosen to live my life as who I truly am. So, do not bring up any preconceived notions, do not even discuss my gender identity. The fact is, masturbation is not wrong if it is to quell an erection or to release sexual tension. If masturbation is just for the heck of it or because you are addicted to it, then that is something that you need serious help with. Also, if you masturbate to the image of a naked human body or the acts of naked human bodies then that is lust and lust is bad.

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