Contemporary megachurch-style worship is a self-worshiping, self-referential, nearly auto-erotic pursuit. Likewise, I will be heartily rebuked by many for what I write here. People will unlike my Facebook page. I will get lots and lots of emails. Pastors, ministers, and youth directors will be righteously indignant. For many, even though who often agree with me, bringing this jargon into the discussion of Christian worship is a bridge too far.
Is Masturbation Sin?
Masturbation: Is It Wrong? | Today's Christian Woman
Because my job is to talk to women about sex, there are few questions that I haven't heard and haven't answered. However, there is one common question that I don't like to answer. It involves the "M" word—masturbation. One of the reasons I dread this question is because there is no clear answer. I could take the easy road and just say, "If in doubt, don't do it. I've met women who feel more shame about masturbation than they do about having an adulterous affair.
Masturbation: Is It Wrong?
When we think of the culture wars, we tend to think of sex. And when we think of the most contentious political fronts in the sex wars, we usually think of gay marriage, abortion rights, and pornography. As divisive as those issues remain, a universal human activity may lie at the heart of these contemporary struggles: masturbation. The questions that self-pleasure raises are foundational: to whom do our bodies belong? What is sex for?
What does the Bible teach about masturbation or self-masturbation? Is it a sin to self-masturbate? Is masturbation permissible according to the Bible?