The Universal Catechism says....that Masturbation is a sin against the 6th commandment and
Offenses against chastity
2351 Lust is disordered desire for or inordinate enjoyment of sexual pleasure. Sexual pleasure is morally disordered when sought for itself, isolated from its procreative and unitive purposes.
2352 By masturbation is to be understood the deliberate stimulation of the genital organs in order to derive sexual pleasure. "Both the Magisterium of the Church, in the course of a constant tradition, and the moral sense of the faithful have been in no doubt and have firmly maintained that masturbation is an intrinsically and gravely disordered action."138 "The deliberate use of the sexual faculty, for whatever reason, outside of marriage is essentially contrary to its purpose." For here sexual pleasure is sought outside of "the sexual relationship which is demanded by the moral order and in which the total meaning of mutual self-giving and human procreation in the context of true love is achieved."139
There are those that want some information on Masturbation....I have posted this observation.
You believe that sitting in a rocking chair looking back at your years of masturbation you would believe that you were less sinful
sitting in a rocking chair looking back at your years of fornication for reasons you describe.
Look at it this way, anyone looking back at their years of masturbation sitting in a rocking chair should realize that they have poor self image, inability to relate to other people, are selfish, are immature, are devious, are secretive and live double lives
as opposed to
Fornicators, who while sinning, have the ability to relate to other people and share their sin in public by sinning with the other people, appear to be less devious, have a dysfunctional but better structured self image, are somewhat selfish, may be immature and less secretive and may lead double lives.
So while you sit and imagine all the times you masturbate, think of how devious it is, secretive it is, and the grin on your face is not seen by the world, and you cannot share any of that supposed joy....maybe it ain't so bad afterall?
Orthodox, Calvinists, Baptists, Anglicans, and all others....is Maturbation a sin and if why or why not?
Motivation for this thread was spawned by posting #17
Re: Why I believe Masturbation is NOT worse than Fornication :shrug: