I need help.

Since: Aug 13

Ferntree Gully, Australia

#1 Oct 28, 2013
Hi everyone,

I have an odd question. I've been a devout follower of our lord my whole life, but I've found myself unable to resist the urge to touch myself of late.

This happened a lot when I was 15years old but after discussions with members in my church I found other ways to distract myself such as sport etc.

I've recently been unable to distract myself and have often and regularly been masturbating shamefully.

I need help and guidance.

Andrew
Cisco Kid

Clements, CA

#2 Oct 28, 2013
Deepinthough wrote:
Hi everyone,
I have an odd question. I've been a devout follower of our lord my whole life, but I've found myself unable to resist the urge to touch myself of late.
This happened a lot when I was 15years old but after discussions with members in my church I found other ways to distract myself such as sport etc.
I've recently been unable to distract myself and have often and regularly been masturbating shamefully.
I need help and guidance.
Andrew
Start praying for help Andrew and consider that we all fall short of the target, but you must keep trying to be perfect.

The virtue of chastity comes under the cardinal virtue of temperance, which seeks to permeate the passions and appetites of the senses with reason.
Among the sins gravely contrary to chastity are masturbation, fornication, pornography, and homosexual practices.

Self-mastery is a long and exacting work.
One can never consider it acquired once and for all. It presupposes renewed effort at all stages of life. The effort required can be more intense in certain periods, such as when the personality is being formed during childhood and adolescence.
(Titus 2:1-6)

Lust is disordered desire for or inordinate enjoyment of sexual pleasure. Sexual pleasure is morally disordered when sought for itself, isolated from its procreative and unitive purposes.

By masturbation is to be understood the deliberate stimulation of the genital organs in order to derive sexual pleasure.
"Both the Magisterium of the Church, in the course of a constant tradition, and the moral sense of the faithful have been in no doubt and have firmly maintained that masturbation is an intrinsically and gravely disordered action."
"The deliberate use of the sexual faculty, for whatever reason, outside of marriage is essentially contrary to its purpose."
For here sexual pleasure is sought outside of "the sexual relationship which is demanded by the moral order and in which the total meaning of mutual self-giving and human procreation in the context of true love is achieved."

To form an equitable judgment about the subjects' moral responsibility and to guide pastoral action, one must take into account the affective immaturity, force of acquired habit, conditions of anxiety, or other psychological or social factors that can lessen, if not even reduce to a minimum, moral culpability.

Relax dude and take control of yourself,....in a Christian manner.

Since: Aug 13

Ferntree Gully, Australia

#3 Oct 28, 2013
thankyou for you guidance and your very needed advice.

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