Right or Wrong and your position in believing so.
|June 12, 2015 at 23:08|
I don’t believe so, because I feel like it’s self-glorification and also the Bible doesn’t support it. I’m the type of girl who is waiting for intimacy until I get married, and I don’t see the need to be intimate with myself. But others may disagree, and it’s ultimately between you and God.
|June 13, 2015 at 10:24|
I haven’t found anything specific in the Bible condemning masturbation. I don’t see why it is wrong if a person wants to do it. In fact there are lots of benefits to masturbation:
-Increased levels of dopamine and seratonin in your brain, which are chemicals that make you happier, less depressed, etc.
One thing that is often debated is whether God has intended sex to be for pleasure or just procreation. The fact that the clitoris exists, to me, seems to show that it is made to be used, and I think doing things that cause you pleasure that aren’t bad for you in any way, is totally fine.
|June 16, 2015 at 05:42|
Exactly the same view as Gabriela. I’d say it’s mutually useful and up to you. I know some people who just don’t feel comfy with it, so they don’t like the idea of it, but it’s not a sinful or morally wrong act by any means.
|June 24, 2015 at 20:49|
Just wanted to say that I’m positive I’ve seen a thread about this that was at least 6 pages long somewhere on this site and if you want more opinions I’d advise you to search it up and read 🙂
|June 28, 2015 at 09:10|
No no no.
|July 3, 2015 at 07:14|
Since my words get fumbled and jumbled easily, and this is a serious subject, I looked for someone with more wisdom than me that is also led by God so I got this excerpt from “Today’s Christian Woman”. I hope this helps!
“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.
1) What are you thinking about?
2) What is your motive?
Sexuality was created to draw us into relationships. The hormones that flow through a teenager’s body awaken the desire to seek intimacy. The goal of masturbation is to bring pleasure to yourself, typically outside of relationship. For this reason, some believe that masturbation is selfish and misusing the gift of sex. While that may be the case, I don’t think it is always so cut and dry.
Even those who are committed to purity in mind and body have sexual hormones, dreams, and thoughts that impact their body.
There are Christian leaders working with singles who believe that masturbation may be a way to stay sexually pure until marriage. While I would be very cautious to give that advice, I recognize that for some, masturbation is a way of channeling sexual urges away from the temptations to have sex. It’s possible for the motive of masturbation to be for purity and a form of exercising self-control.
The question of motive is also important for a married woman. There is a huge difference between a selfish wife who masturbates because she is angry with her husband and a wife who masturbates for the purpose of building intimacy with her husband. Consider, for example, a wife who is separated from her husband because of travel, deployment, or illness. She wants to focus on her husband and channel her sexual urges toward him.
Masturbation can also be beneficial in cases of sexual dysfunction. A very common form of sex therapy called “sensate focus” helps a woman pay attention to how she responds to sexual touch, first by touching herself and then by guiding her husband’s hand as he touches her. This can be an important step in healing, particularly for women who have experienced sexual trauma that triggers anxiety at sexual touch.
3) Is it mastering you? (No pun intended.)
If you are masturbating on a regular basis or use it to deal with negative emotions, I’d encourage you to find other means of coping.
4) Am I honoring God with my body?
This verse can bring conviction regarding a lot of choices we make with our body, but it was written in the context of sexuality. If there is a “gold standard” question to ask, this is it. In some situations, the answer to whether you’re glorifying God in your body may be yes, and in other situations the answer is clearly no.
I have great respect for women (married and single) who want to honor God with their sexuality. I believe masturbation is an issue that each woman has to ask the Lord about. When God wanted to be clear about something, He inspired clear teaching in Scripture. The Bible is silent on masturbation. What God did state definitely is that he wants to give us his wisdom. “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking” (James 1:5).
God is the High Priest who understands our questions and struggles. Even in this most intimate (and perhaps embarrassing) issue, don’t be afraid to pour out your heart to him and ask for his specific direction and wisdom.”
|July 6, 2015 at 12:04|
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