I was in elementary school—just a child—when I began masturbating. By junior high, I had added pornography to the mix. In high school, I was deeply engrossed in sexual addiction. Those were dark days for me. I wasn't a Christian, but even then, I knew I was in bondage to something dark.
What Does The Bible Say About Masturbation? | Explore God
Is it a sin to masturbate when your spouse is in prison for many years? It should not be a sin if we both think of ONLY one another when doing so. Masturbation is a serious subject for a Christian. I have had men and women talk with me about their struggle with masturbation. They feel guilty about the practice and consequently, they wonder if masturbating is a sin. It is complicated by the fact they have strong sexual urges.
Question: "Is it ever not a sin to masturbate? We often receive questions that essentially list excuses to masturbate or explain why it is not always a sin to masturbate. None of the excuses or justifications are convincing, but there is one specific situation that raises questions about its being a sin to masturbate. Would it be a sin to masturbate in that case?
The Bible is not silent on the subject of masturbation. It does not leave us guessing. It's true that Scripture never mentions masturbation specifically. However, because the Bible does speak thoroughly and explicitly about sexuality and sinful lust, it doesn't have to speak explicitly about something so closely related as masturbation.