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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?
Thanks,
PianoGal xxx
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  • SiobhanSiobhan Posts: 14,417 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    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. 
    “ i think that deep down you still think life is worth living. It’s no where near over for you. You’re in pain. The thing you lost, Is the same thing that can stop that pain”
    Mike
  • Lucy307Lucy307 UKPosts: 1,102 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 :)
    Treat yourself as you would treat a good friend
  • PianoGal0301PianoGal0301 Posts: 37 Boards Initiate
    Thanks :-) 
  • HarryTHarryT Posts: 134 Group Chat Moderator
    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! 😃
    "I know what I have to do now, I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?"
    Cast Away


  • chubbydumplingchubbydumpling DurhamPosts: 487 Moderator
    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. 
    Mike
  • 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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