I wanted to know if anyone out there thinks its a sin to masturbate? If so why???Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:35 PM on Sep. 18, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
It is not specifically forbidden (or even mentioned) in the Bible. Some feel that it falls under other forbidden categories, but it is all interpretation since nothing was actually said on the matter. Most now feel that it is morally acceptable as long as it isn't interfering with one's life. I can't think of any religion that specifically forbids it... In the East it was long thought to sap a man of his strength so it was frowned upon (only for men) so perhaps some Eastern philosophies still consider it a no-no. However, for something to be considered a sin it usually has to be considered a crime against a god, or something that angers a god. As I said, I don't know of any religion that considers masturbation to fall under that category.
Answer by nysa00 at 3:44 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
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Answer by Steff107 at 3:50 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
Answered at 3:50 PM on Sep. 18, 2009 by: Steff107
The Bible says that if a man lusts after another woman in his heart he has already committed adultery, which is a sin. So to Christians and similar it could be considered a sin.
I am just curious, would that mean it isn't a sin if a man is thinking of his wife while masturbating? What about women masturbating? I assume one would say what is bad for the gander is bad for the goose?
Answer by nysa00 at 3:54 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
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