First, let me tell you, that I tend to be scrupulous sometimes. This morning I unfortunately had to confess a sin of impurity with myself - with pornography.
I did an examination of conscience before going to confession and stated my mortal sin both in kind and number. But I was also feeling guilty of how this sin was committed, because of the details of my sin (doesn’t include any objects or toys or anything like that. it is just where it all …ended… in the heat of the moment (I can not get in much details - forum rules)). So, because I also wanted to confess this part of my sin, I did that by saying “I mastrubated x times with pornography, I am very sorry for that, and I am also very sorry for all the other impure things I did to myself”.
Was that enough details?
I was confessing to an old bishop and he did not have any more questions regarding my sin. Before giving an absolution he even told me that how I made a good and sincere confession. That’s when I told him that I am afraid, that I wasn’t specific enough. He asked me why I think so? I told him that I fear sometimes that I don’t make a good confession. He told me that this is the work of the evil one and that we must not listen to the evil one and that I made a good and detailed confession.
Then, when I said an act of contrition, I was not very concentrated, becuase I was already scared and stressed about the details.
Any advice? I have like an anxiety attack because of my fears and am afraid. The more I analyse my confession, the worse I feel about it.
God bless you all.