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Is masturbation selfish sin

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Q — Why is masturbation wrong? Is it not healthy, based in science?

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A — Thanks for the question. I hope I can help you out a bit.

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I will note that we will discuss this issue quite directly and without hemming or hawing. The problem with any Is masturbation selfish sin act of sexual self-gratification, including masturbation, is they are contrary to the purposes of the act of sex. Sex is intended to be an expression of love between a married man and woman.

They express this love through a complete self-giving to one another in the act. Love never takes or is selfish. It should always be about the other person, not me.

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Masturbation is an exact opposite act — it is all about the selfish feelings one derives from the act. By the very nature of the act, it turns one in on oneself. While many young people suffer from compulsive self-gratification, it is not impossible to stop.

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The temporary relief and feelings quickly lead to emptiness and in many cases shame. It is like being thirsty and trying to quench your thirst by drinking water from the ocean, which only hurts you and makes you need good clean water.

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By masturbation is to be understood the deliberate stimulation of the genital organs in order to derive sexual pleasure. Now, as an objective standard not applied to any individual case it is gravely sinful.

But, as the Catechism points out, the gravity of the sin can be venial with extenuating circumstances — immaturity, habit, anxiety, etc.

Your confessor should be able to help you sort through it all. Sex ought to be so much more than mere pleasure. It is intended to be an amazing act of love between to committed people. It can be life-giving and powerful.


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