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Is masturbation considered a sin??

PianoGal0301PianoGal0301 Posts: 37 Boards Initiate
Hi all,
I'm Catholic and was wondering as I heard someone say masturbating was a sin. Is that true?
PianoGal xxx


  • SienaSiena Posts: 15,301 Skive's The Limit
    I am not religious. & hardly kno anything about religion. But i do not see anything sin ful about mastubating. We all have sexual desires and fulfilling them in some way is healthy and taking care of ourselves/what God created. 
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  • Lucy307Lucy307 Posts: 1,171 Wise Owl
    Similar to Shaunie, I'm not religious but I don't think there's anything wrong with it, it's a completely natural and healthy thing to do :)
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  • PianoGal0301PianoGal0301 Posts: 37 Boards Initiate
    Thanks :-) 
  • HarryTHarryT Community Manager Posts: 315 The Mix Regular
    edited February 2019
    Hey @PianoGal0301 - I'm a Catholic too! I think the church is in a process of modernising and coming more up to date so I really wouldn't worry! Religion shouldn't be something you worry about having to obey, it's a loving interaction between this world and other world with someone who wants the best for you. Religion is about love, not punishment. Take care! 😃
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  • chubbydumplingchubbydumpling Posts: 487 Listening Ear
    Hi @PianoGal0301 :)

    You'll probably hear a lot of conflicting information about this from the Church, your parents etc but given that Catholics are divided on a lot of other major issues i.e. homosexuality, I think I'd be right in thinking that it comes down to personal choice. Personally, I think masturbation is healthy both physically and psychologically. It isn't dangerous or hurting anyone. 

    @htwohig2412 is right that the Church is evolving, and that at the end of the day 'sin' is between you and God. I find it hard to believe that He would punish you for something that is proven to be beneficial for your brain and self image. 
  • PianoGal0301PianoGal0301 Posts: 37 Boards Initiate
    Thanks everyone ❤
  • lovingcharlieandsexlovingcharlieandsex Posts: 8 Confirmed not a robot
    It's only considered a sin by SOME people who believe in an imaginary man in the sky. If you like it then do it. Your body. Your rules.
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