Is masturbation without lustful feelings or pornography (just for the sake of relieving stress and pain in your sexual organ) still a mortal sin ? I completely agree with all of the Catholic Teachings on sexuality but what about this ?
Also, is a habituation or an addiction to masturbation under the above mentioned circumstances a mortal sin ? And suppose if the person is working towards eliminating this ill-habit (which won’t happen in a jiffy, for sure), can he still receive Communion ?
Thanks in advance !