What does the Bible teach about masturbation or self-masturbation? Is it a sin to self-masturbate? Is masturbation permissible according to the Bible? Both married and single individuals, as well as both men and women, frequently discuss this issue in counseling.
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The first time Pastor Steven Anderson told me I was going to hell, we were sitting alone in his church hall in Phoenix, Arizona. I ended up tracking him over six months. Despite preaching sentiments that are strikingly similar to those promoted by Islamic extremists the constitutional right to free speech in America means that Steven need not fear being arrested. In fact, Steven believes his extremity is what attracts people. There's no watering it down, no sugar coating the message.
Teenagers are warned about the dangers of petting, and many IFB church forbid unmarrieds from having any physical contact with each other. Young men are characterized as weak horn-dogs and young women are viewed as gatekeepers who are responsible for any untoward sexual advances made by sexually aware boys. Young women are given strict orders concerning how to dress and behave to ward off church boys from having sex with them. One thing is certain: if a young IFB woman has sex with a boy, it is almost always her fault.
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-control , or as part of healthy self-exploration, but disallow it if it is done with wrong motives or as an addiction.