is masturbation a sin?

is masturbation a sin?

Created by PROV1X81 on Nov 17, 2007

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yes

no

I'm really not sure

I've never done it,lol

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PROV1X81

Jeffersonville, IN

#1 Nov 17, 2007
kind of a shocking question but were adults here ,so
will be alright.
my mom thought she caught my younger brother one time doing it{but actually he wasn't at the time},and you would have thought he just murdered someone.
anyway,that night mom and dad gave him a lecture how wrong and against god that was and made him pray for forgiveness.

I put no.4 on my poll as a joke but i bet it gets a lot of votes.

I know this is an uncomfortable subject but I think its a very legitimate question.

humans sex drive is a huge piece of the formula
with how were designed,and there's no getting around it.
which brings me to my next {taboo} question.
if Jesus was sent here to live as a man, are we to believe he never had any sexual experiences what so ever?
PROV1X81

Jeffersonville, IN

#2 Nov 17, 2007
note for {ap man}
since you're in turmoil with what clothing is
appropriate for women should wear ,you should probably give this post a pass. lol
PROV1X81

Jeffersonville, IN

#3 Nov 17, 2007
I'll be honest,im a little surprised more people
are not voting yes.

“rain like grace”

Since: Aug 07

Olympia

#4 Nov 17, 2007
Despite common thought...believers can be VERY sexy! LOL

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#5 Nov 17, 2007
I've read Mark, Matthew, and John in the New Testament.....there is no mention of this in any of those books.

The real judgment questions will be: Did you love God and did you love your neighbor as yourself. I don't think this issue comes into conflict with either of those two Commandments.
Concerned NYer

Galeton, PA

#6 Nov 17, 2007
This issue plus the issue of heterosexual oral AND anal (gasp!!) sex are at best gray areas, and the only things I find (according to the Bible) sinful are (no hate mail please -- this is according to above stated document) as follows:

1. Sex outside of marriage (masturbation seems to be OK except when coupled with the use of pornography, then it can be controversial)
2. Sex with animals
3. Any kind of sexual relationship between two members of the same sex (gays/lesbians will disagree with this, but I'm writing this to make a point, and this is not intended to be hateful; it is just for insight, that's all)

Any pastor or religious expert who may have told you that heterosexual oral or anal sex in a marriage bed are abominations to the Lord God are probably twisting scripture to justify their own personal dislike (or their WIVES' personal dislike) for these sex acts, and have heavy convictions to force these opinions on young married couples disguised as facts.

You can quote scripture till the cows come home, but I believe what any married couple do in the privacy of their own home in the bedroom or bathroom IS THEIR OWN BUSINESS and should be decriminalized! Just make sure the kids are with Grandma for a while (LOL)!

“Jesus, My Lord and My God”

Since: Oct 07

Seattle, WA

#7 Nov 17, 2007
Concerned NYer wrote:
This issue plus the issue of heterosexual oral AND anal (gasp!!) sex are at best gray areas, and the only things I find (according to the Bible) sinful are (no hate mail please -- this is according to above stated document) as follows:
1. Sex outside of marriage (masturbation seems to be OK except when coupled with the use of pornography, then it can be controversial)
2. Sex with animals
3. Any kind of sexual relationship between two members of the same sex (gays/lesbians will disagree with this, but I'm writing this to make a point, and this is not intended to be hateful; it is just for insight, that's all)
Any pastor or religious expert who may have told you that heterosexual oral or anal sex in a marriage bed are abominations to the Lord God are probably twisting scripture to justify their own personal dislike (or their WIVES' personal dislike) for these sex acts, and have heavy convictions to force these opinions on young married couples disguised as facts.
You can quote scripture till the cows come home, but I believe what any married couple do in the privacy of their own home in the bedroom or bathroom IS THEIR OWN BUSINESS and should be decriminalized! Just make sure the kids are with Grandma for a while (LOL)!
Wonderfully said, you took the words right out of my mouth.

When an unmarried person masterbates, either something has to be on your mind or they are looling at pornography. I dought if anyone isn't thinking about something. some people are just sick and get kicks off of weird stuff. All of these are lustful and thus masturbation is a sin.

On the other hand if you are married, its ok to do with your spouse, the bed is undefiled. What if your spouse isn't their but you are in the mood? Probably as long as you are thinking about your spouse, its ok to masturbate. Thats my opinion. God bless

“a cat is fine too”

Since: Nov 07

Denver

#8 Nov 17, 2007
i masturbated a lot back when i was younger (and still a christian). now i don't, even when i look at porn.

i always thought that moral objections to masturbation were silly. well, i always thought most of the moral objections to open sexuality was silly too. ah well.

i wonder how many of the people responding to the poll are non-christians like myself, sense this poll appears on the hot polls first page.
Anndee

Appleton, WI

#9 Nov 17, 2007
PROV1X81 wrote:
kind of a shocking question but were adults here ,so
will be alright.
my mom thought she caught my younger brother one time doing it{but actually he wasn't at the time},and you would have thought he just murdered someone.
anyway,that night mom and dad gave him a lecture how wrong and against god that was and made him pray for forgiveness.
If you're married it's a sin against your wife.
You should be loving her.

Since: Sep 07

San Jose, CA

#10 Nov 17, 2007
for those who believe the WHOLE bible .... someplace in the old testament it says something about not spreading thy own seed, i would take that as a thing that god sees as wrong?!?!?

“a cat is fine too”

Since: Nov 07

Denver

#11 Nov 17, 2007
guyinsfca wrote:
for those who believe the WHOLE bible .... someplace in the old testament it says something about not spreading thy own seed, i would take that as a thing that god sees as wrong?!?!?
nocturnal emissions (wet dreams) effectively do the same thing.(spreading your semen into your sheets instead of a tissue)
Mack

Flossmoor, IL

#12 Nov 17, 2007
nekomimi wrote:
<quoted text>nocturnal emissions (wet dreams) effectively do the same thing.(spreading your semen into your sheets instead of a tissue)
Lol..
I believe it's wrong for a man to do it (I think it says something in the Bible about spilling his seed

Since: Sep 07

Fort Myers, FL

#13 Nov 17, 2007
It's considered a selfish act. Cause one isn't sharing. <grin>

I was taught it was. But I didn't teach my kids that.

“Atheist and Proud !”

Since: Nov 07

Ontario,Canada

#14 Nov 17, 2007
Hello...

Spamngle..

come on..
You Punch the Clown ever chance you get... LOL

Just playing with you Brother...

Nothing wrong with spanking it every once and awhile... <BG>

Atheist

“Atheist and Proud !”

Since: Nov 07

Ontario,Canada

#15 Nov 17, 2007
LOL

Sorry,, I should be rereading these before I hit submit...

Hoked on Fonix werked for mee

Athesit
Franky

United States

#16 Nov 17, 2007
According to the Bible it is a sin...

Genesis 38:9-10
38:9
But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother's wife he spilled the semen on the ground, lest he should give offspring to his brother.
38:10
And what he did was displeasing in the sight of the LORD, and he slew him also.

God slew Onan for purposefully spilling his seed on the ground, so yeah, I would think the Bible considers it a sin because masturbation purposefully spills man's seed. I personally, though, think its something natural and find no problem with it. Studies have been done that its actually healthy.
jon

Duffy, Australia

#17 Nov 17, 2007
to all the people who answered anything other than NO:

you have got to be kidding me...

think about this properly.

what do YOU think a "sin" is...

the whole idea is meaningless..

say you go out and kill your neighbor...
I am going to be radical here:
killing your neighbor IS NOT A SIN

killing your neighbor is... wait for it...

KILLING YOUR NIEGHBOR.

it, in most of the developed world is a crime. because people like you and me (hopefully) want to live in a safe controled environment which our only very recent ancestrs have set up for this exact reason. because they don't want to get killed 'randomly on the street themselves

and will land you in probably the nearest deepest darkest dungeon

so of course if killing someone not being this SIN makes you go out now and kill someone... go ahead

ok now to mastrbating which.. lets take away all the stigma all the irrational thoughts about this word

masturbating is just like sneezing or eating or anything we naturally do its having sex when there is no one to have sex with at that time.

and remember no matter what you were talk or believe sex is just reproduction its not something the great satan is tempting you with! it is just your body (genes ... dna.. you) urging ... your body (genes.. dna) to make more bodies..(genes dna's) you get my point? its is just reproduction... we do it all the time... even with your bibles your bible gets old a big factory is ordered to make more bibles you get a nice new bible. its all reproduction.. anyway i have better things to do sorry i didnt really get to finish the point but i hope this helps.. because seriously if people are going around totally freaked out if someone ejaculates... then oh my god i dont know what this world is coming to

Since: Sep 07

Fort Myers, FL

#18 Nov 18, 2007
Atheist wrote:
Hello...
Spamngle..
come on..
You Punch the Clown ever chance you get... LOL
Just playing with you Brother...
Nothing wrong with spanking it every once and awhile... <BG>
Atheist
Since I'm a Married Sister, Hubby might be a little upset if you play with me to much. Tee Hee

Hence, while you might spank it every once and a while, when I do it, I would have to borrow someones to do so. <grin> Doesn't exactly count.

Since: Sep 07

Fort Myers, FL

#19 Nov 18, 2007
Franky wrote:
According to the Bible it is a sin...
Genesis 38:9-10
38:9
But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother's wife he spilled the semen on the ground, lest he should give offspring to his brother.
38:10
And what he did was displeasing in the sight of the LORD, and he slew him also.
God slew Onan for purposefully spilling his seed on the ground, so yeah, I would think the Bible considers it a sin because masturbation purposefully spills man's seed. I personally, though, think its something natural and find no problem with it. Studies have been done that its actually healthy.
You kinda need to find another verse for backing. In that one, the point of having sex was to get the female pergo. He didn't want to, cause the child would not be consider his. It would be considered his dead brothers child.

As his dead brothers wife, he was responsible to taking care of her. He was being selfish, because she didn't have a child of her own to raise. And his brother wouldn't have a child to carry on his brothers 'name.'

Both of those was considered a big deal. A female being raised to think her soul duty in life is to bear and raise a child. She would be considere useless and without standing. She wouldn't have a chance of having a son to love her and care for her in her old age. She endured her dead husband's brother, for NOTHING. Rather embarrassing, if you think about it.

The error there was selfishness.

“Smile, u could've been aborted”

Since: Aug 07

Pennsylvania

#20 Nov 18, 2007
Franky wrote:
God slew Onan for purposefully spilling his seed on the ground, so yeah, I would think the Bible considers it a sin because masturbation purposefully spills man's seed. I personally, though, think its something natural and find no problem with it. Studies have been done that its actually healthy.
What if the guy had a vesectomy. He's not really "spilling seed."

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