It's God who expects us to be chaste according to our state in life. 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. Life is too short to fill your head and heart with junk. All material on this website is copyrighted. However, Catholic morality also acknowledges that the force of habit can reduce or even eliminate our responsibility for our actions.
Why is Masturbation a Sin?
The tradition of the Church has rightly, and for many centuries, understood it to be condemned in the New Testament when the latter speaks of 'impurity', 'unchasteness' and other vices contrary to chastity and continence. If you want to take your chance and regret it for all of eternity, then be my guest! Even if it is a priest - at least he'll have a better sleep after that. I try to stop but it is hard. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? In recent years, however, theologians have challenged that position.
Masturbation and Despair: A One Body Problem
Why live in bondage to it? I was in the Wing in the 90's and if you are the same Paul then you were a great friend of McManus!! Do not give up, no matter how often you fall. Persona Humana Chapter 9 attempts to explain the Church's teaching on masturbation in the context of its broader teaching on the human person and the moral quality of human actions. We commit many actions that are both directly and indirectly harmful both to ourselves and others. The results showed no heart problem.
The Church does not have a secret police that monitors our every move. So basically its to prevent you from doing the sin of adultery and fornification. Paul former student in the 'Wing' - St Malachy's College - in the 90's. They have the power over sin, but need to control sex of lay folk by inducing guilt because fear is the only way an inquisition works. God is quite good at balancing body chemicals. These become even more likely if he has struggled with masturbation. It means giving sexuality its proper place in our lives.