James Dobson declines to emphatically condemn masturbation on the ground that the Bible is silent about the practice , Paul declares that the answer to sexual desire is either the marriage bed or self-control, not masturbation. Again, since the Bible does not declare masturbation a sin, I cannot say it is. Is masturbation an acceptable component to healthy sexuality for Christians? In contrast to this, masturbation is the self-stimulation to the point of sexual release without the gifting of a spouse. David  and Canons of John the Faster. It is typically thought of as a solo act, but it can also be a part of partnered sexual activity.
But, is it sinful? The Church refuses to invest in any company producing pornography, stating that, "Human dignity is based on the belief that women and men are created in God's image. If there is anything else we can do to help you, please let us know. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. One of my urologists even went as far as offering me penile-implants, because proper sexual function is important to me overall health, physical, mental and emotional.
I pray it is an encouragement to many counselors, pastors, and leaders. For sin shall not be your master for you are not under law but under grace. We want to encourage you to hold on to this scripture as your anchor:. How can anyone take this kind of thing seriously?
If you don't feel comfortable masturbating because you feel like it takes you to a bad place where you objectify other people, then don't do it. When masturbation is treated in this almost perfunctory manner, as a physiological catharsis, it can be a very healthy means of quickly ridding yourself of unwanted sexual feelings and distractions. This is good and it forms part of that attraction between men and women, which itself forms part of the nuptial meaning of the body. A single woman in her 20s who is discovering her body and her desires might be approaching masturbation as a celebration of sexuality and the gift of her body and desires; she could equally begin using masturbation as a place to take her sorrows, longings, and insecurities. The devout person will study the Scriptures to identify these principles Jackson , Is Love a Feeling? He blogs at Mere Orthodoxy.