From nucleus - autumn - Masturbation - Two Views [pp] The following feature consists of two alternative views on masturbation. I don't know what you think about the issue, perhaps you have never taken time to consider it carefully. The following are two opinions, neither represents an official CMF view.
Opinions expressed are solely those of the author s. The Bible is not silent on the subject of masturbation. It does not leave us guessing.
But they are perplexed and troubled by their own problems—deep problems. I would even characterize some as tormented, and especially with the problem of sexual self-stimulation commonly termed masturbation. I have responded to many of these requests with biblical instruction, and in so doing have become quite weary of the repetitive and disagreeable chore. From these exchanges I have drawn two conclusions.
Jump to navigation. The Bible does not discuss masturbation at all. This seems a little odd since it is such a strong and prevalent human event.
Sin is often the result of lust or wrong selfish desire. This fact forms the primary basis of answering this question. Jesus tells us in Matthew Matthew But I say to you, That whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Because my job is to talk to women about sex, there are few questions that I haven't heard and haven't answered. However, there is one common question that I don't like to answer. It involves the "M" word—masturbation.
Among the world's religions, views on masturbation vary widely. Some religions view it as a spiritually detrimental practice, some see it as not spiritually detrimental and others take a situational view. Among these latter religions, some view masturbation as allowable if used as a means towards sexual self-controlor as part of healthy self-exploration, but disallow it if it is done with wrong motives or as an addiction. Masturbation was now valued as an adult, non-pathological, pleasurable activity.
This post is part of a weekly Her. Masturbation doesn't fit within typical modern ethical concerns. It's not unsafe or cruel; in moderation it does not interfere with academic or economic performance, and it doesn't make your children more likely to flunk high school or get pregnant out of wedlock.