It should surprise no one that sexuality saturates American culture in the twenty-first century. Talk show radio shovels in the smut. One huge issue of sexual integrity is masturbation. The first part of the battle is establishing the fact that it is indeed sinful.
Why is Masturbation a Sin?
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Alright, let's talk about masturbation. This is an extremely sensitive topic because so many people especially young males struggle with it. There is something uncomfortable about it; many Catholics, even in the past, were very reluctant to talk about "the solitary sin. This traditional reluctance is somewhat understandable. To discuss the matter is to admit one into a very intimate aspect of one's life, an aspect that is sometimes not proper to discuss at all with certain people.
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Sex is intended to be both an expression of love for your spouse, and a beautiful means of procreation. Sex is so special, powerful, and valuable that it is properly used only within marriage. Sex is the ultimate gift husbands and wives can give: a total gift of self, body and soul.
It's always surprising how many of my clients have acquired sexual problems because of their religious beliefs or cultural backgrounds. Often they are completely unaware of it which is not surprising when people are taught confusing values from an early age. And that you have to be a virgin, preferably having no sexual activity before marriage, no masturbation and definitely no homosexuality. One of the most destructive emotions a person can experience is guilt. Credit: Getty.