(NOTE: If you are struggling with an addiction to pornography, please confess this struggle to one you are close too, have them help keep you accountable and please install filtering software on your computer to help protect you and others who may use it. You may not be able to overcome this temptation on your own, allow others to help you).
“But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart”.
- A child or a mentally challenged person sometimes will engage in self-stimulation out of ignorance and innocence. This would not be sinful, but it would be wise to discourage it.
- A husband and wife may choose to engage in masturbation as part of a mutual married sex act. If the fantasy is for one’s spouse, and together you are engaging in this behavior, it would not be sinful and may be used as part of an active married sex life.
- A man may be required to provide a semen sample to a Doctor for medical reasons. In this case self-stimulation would most likely be permissible as long as one does not engage in inappropriate fantasy or views pornographic materials in doing so.
"But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death" (James 1:14-15)