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.
Masturbation is a serious obstacle to integrating sexuality into the personality and to maintaining psychological health. Masturbation is the act or practice of the self-stimulation of one's sexual organs. It is usually done with the goal of achieving sexual climax, sexual gratification, or the release of sexual tension.
Among the world's religions, views on masturbation vary widely. Some religions view it as a spiritually detrimental practice, some see it as not spiritually detrimental and others take a situational view. Among these latter religions, some view masturbation as allowable if used as a means towards sexual self-controlor as part of healthy self-exploration, but disallow it if it is done with wrong motives or as an addiction.
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. Sex is how you fulfill your wedding vows to love totally, freely, and completely.
Much has been written about the dramatic shift that took place in Catholic education after the Second Vatican Council. The Baltimore Catechism was out and Buddy Christ was in. The memorization of basic foundational formulations of our faith such as the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes and the Corporal Works of Mercy took a backseat to a new style of catechesis fueled by construction paper, paste, and pictures that were assembled into a collage about how Jesus made us feel.
I went to confess the sin of masturbation. Here are some of his words as best I can remember them:. The view of masturbation has changed dramatically.
If you are fed up, and just want to stop masturbating now, go here. Perhaps I Hugh should talk about my status regarding the masturbation issue. Advocates of masturbation figure anybody who speaks against it is a hypocrite because they assume everyone masturbates, even those who speak against it.
Sponsored link. The reference to the Magistgerium's " constant tradition " of opposition to masturbation appears to conflict with Giovanni Cappelli's findings that the first mention of masturbation in Church documents dated to the sixth century CE about a half-millenium after Jesus' ministry. It would appear that the CCC condemns all pleasure derived from genital stimulations, whether masturbation is continued until orgasm or not.
Hi, guys —. My husband was raised as a Catholic then decided to explore and adopt a different faith tradition as an adult. I met him when we were both attending a non-denominational church.
Lent approaches. Many men are participating in the ascetic rigors of Exodus This is in many ways the most proper time of year for the unchaste, especially those with long-term addictions to pornography and masturbation, to make a fresh attempt to quit and heal. At this time therefore, I would like to bring together the wisdom and example of the saints, one of the toughest gospels, the authority of the Catechism, and even some modern psychology to propose a new spiritual superweapon in fighting against these soul-destroying vices.