I always give short and straightforward confessions, and I know that details only needed to be added when the detail would change the severity of the sin, the type of sin, or your own culpability. I’m not sure whether a certain detail is necessary or not, and I want to hear your thoughts.
I have same-sex attraction, and I try to live according to the Church’s teachings. Every once in a while I slip up in areas of purity. If I am confessing the sin of lust, do I need to specify that it was homosexual in nature?
I know that homosexual sex is a different and more serious sin than fornication because homosexual acts are inherently disordered. It makes sense that homosexual lust would be a different and more serious sin than heterosexual lust, but I’m not sure? I’ve never seen an indication that it’s a necessary detail, but maybe it is.
Thank you for your help, and God Bless.