Will God send me to hell for masturbating? I'm a Christian high school student. Everybody knows me as a "good kid" — active in my church youth group, involved in leadership at school, an above-average student, cooperative with parents and teachers, and respected by most of my friends. But nobody knows about my masturbation habit. I feel really guilty. What should I do?
What Does the Bible Say About Masturbation?
Teen Struggling With Masturbation | Focus on the Family
Is masturbation wrong for women? It seems as if God doesn't talk about women, he seems to just mention "semen". First, unlike male masturbation, there is no driving physical cause that leads a female to need masturbation. Men will masturbate to get rid of excess semen, to cut down on sexual desire which builds as semen accumulates in the body, or will experience nocturnal emissions, which is involuntary masturbation in their sleep.
How the Purity Movement Made Women Giddy About Dating Jesus, and Ashamed to Masturbate
Before Christianity started to take an interest in controlling marriage, there had been little or no taint associated with illegitimacy. Even in the Middle Ages families would be proud to admit to having been founded by bastards. Many still bear surnames starting with the element Fitz- , which often indicates that the first bearer of the name was a royal bastard. As Church influence over marriage grew stronger, sex was increasingly discouraged outside marriage.
In it, Klein writes candidly about growing up in the '90s "purity industry," which she says emerged out of white evangelical Christian culture. Here, she writes about her friend Katie, who years ago revealed to Klein that she was having a romantic relationship with Jesus. Jesus has never been more real, present, and personal," Katie told me, her hand wrapped around a watered-down White Russian at a local dive bar in our hometown.