My prayer is deeper, my sense of connection with God greater. Leviticus discusses a ritual defilement relating to emission of sperm. In the penitential written by Archbishop Theodore of Tarsus seventh centuryfor example, "the penance is from seven days for the cleric who poured out his seed without touching himself, up to fifty days for the one who voluntarily masturbates spread in a church. Contraception and abortion from the ancient world to the Renaissance. The key to this is to redeem our sexuality, not to repress it. The resulting report, published in"discusses the legitimacy of masturbation in this context and concludes that although masturbation impairs the natural unity of the sexual act, its use as a last resort is justifiable.
If so, then he is prescribing as a treatment for overcoming periodic impotence self-stimulation to achieve sexual pleasure, a prescription that would be gravely immoral for you to carry out.
Religious views on masturbation
My question, then, is this:. The Jehovah's Witnesses teach that masturbation is a habit that is a "form of uncleanness", one that "fosters attitudes that can be mentally corrupting". Our fixation on these images arouses disordered desires and make us more and more greedy for sexual satisfaction from things that God has not given to us for our enjoyment. Johns Hopkins University Press. White even stated that masturbation claimed many sinners' lives prematurely. Matters of life and death: There are articles floating around the web i.