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-control , or 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. Due to this cultural change across the spectrum, even theological reassessments of masturbation as a positive sexual practice were possible — though, admittedly, rare.
Is masturbation wrong?
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But many wonder if masturbation is wrong. Clearly, humans are sexual beings. No matter where you live or how you were raised, this is true. Biologically, our sex drive ensures the continuation of the human race, but there is so much more to sex than just reproduction. In some ways and in some cultures, sex is celebrated. In other cultures, various forms of sex are considered taboo. Take masturbation, for instance.
Religious views on masturbation
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.
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. And, given that Leviticus has so much to say about sexuality, one would think it natural that the subject would be covered. But it isn't.