So I developed an addiction to masturbation before I knew it was mortally sinful and I want to clarify when I can receive the Eucharist.
I know the 3 things that are required for something to be mortally sinful are grave matter, the person is aware of the gravity, and the person does it anyways with consent.
So because of my addiction I know I might not always give full consent to the sin of masturbation, however I also know that God gives me the grace I need to say no to the sin each time I’m tempted.
I go to confession weekly to confess this sin and I also have a strong desire to receive the Eucharist at daily mass. I have been abstaining from the sacrament to avoid sacrelidge. It just gets really spiritually exhausting when this one addiction keeps getting in the way of me receiving the Eucharist daily.
So my questions are, how do I know with certainty if my sin is due to addiction or not? Should I receive communion when I commit this sin? Is going to confession weekly too little/too often? How can I not get discouraged when I am only able to receive the Eucharist once a week or so due to this sin, especially when I want to receive Him daily?
PS: I’m really trying to get rid of this addiction by practicing virtue but it’s a long and difficult process, these aren’t questions as to how to fight lust, (though helpful tips are always welcome) more just regarding whether I should be receiving Jesus in the Holy Sacrament along the journey