Okay folks, this must be my 137233827th thread on the issue of masturbation, I am so sorry. It is simply awful to talk [and to read] about this, but I have a very specific question to ask you: if you beggin masturbating and then resist and stop, have you already committed a mortal sin?
My specific question: Yesterday my parents told me that I couldn’t spend so much on phone calls to my girlfriend, and that made me feel lonely and experience masturbation and porn problems for the first time in many weeks. Today morning I immediatly went to confession.
But of course, in the afternoon, the temptation was strong, but I were not able to avoid it before the ‘act’. I decided to say “no” when I was already doing it. Was it a mortal sin?
In doubt, I’d go to confession AGAIN but I don’t want to look scrupulous.