Is Masturbation Sin?
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Does the Bible talk about masturbation? Is it a sin? Where can we find Scriptures to know if masturbation is right or wrong? While Christians debate the topic of masturbation, there is no passage in Scripture that directly mentions the act. One of the major sexual issues discussed throughout Scripture is lust. Jesus condemned lust in the heart as adultery in the book of Matthew.
Jump to navigation. The Bible does not discuss masturbation at all. This seems a little odd since it is such a strong and prevalent human event. And, given that Leviticus has so much to say about sexuality, one would think it natural that the subject would be covered. But it isn't.
This post is part of a weekly Her. Masturbation doesn't fit within typical modern ethical concerns. It's not unsafe or cruel; in moderation it does not interfere with academic or economic performance, and it doesn't make your children more likely to flunk high school or get pregnant out of wedlock.