a key to the issue of masturbation is the bibles mandate for us to be the master of our own behavior. If we do not master our behavior, then the behavior becomes our master, and this is sin. Even if you dont believe masturbation is a sin, if it is controlling you then it is a sin. Most regularly masturbating males will find it all too easy to get involved with porn as it permeates every cinema, shopping centre and home. The evidence of harm of pornography is in my view overwhelming9 and masturbation by this means can lead to more serious dangers. Among the worlds religions, views on masturbation vary widely. Some religions view it as a spiritually detrimental practice, some see it as not spiritually detrimental and others take a situational view. Among these latter religions, some view masturbation as allowable if used as a means towards sexual self-control, or as part of healthy self-exploration, but disallow it if it is done with. The bible never directly addresses it, and christian leaders have different opinions about its spiritual and moral implications. For our part, we dont think theres much use in labeling the act of masturbation itself as sin. Good question! I think this question is akin to many, many questions we have about subjects that really arent mentioned in the bible (this shouldnt be surprising.). The fact is that many christian women masturbate and feel horribly guilty about it. Ive met women who feel more shame about masturbation than they do about having an adulterous affair. Yet the bible is silent on the issue of masturbation and says a whole lot about adultery. to think about masturbation wisely, we must look at the biblical picture of sexuality. Only then will we be able to get a christian perspective on this issue of self-gratification. To start, in genesis 1 and 2, we get our first foundational picture of sexuality. Meneutics series called the sex we dont talk about, designed to feature female perspectives on aspects of sex and sexuality that can go overlooked in the. masturbation is a topic that is off-limits for the church. Is masturbation a sin? Well, before you answer that question i encourage you to ask yourself the six questions i provide in this video. Masturbation seems to fall short of this design, and in the act and the residual guilt, it does the opposite. Masturbation skews our view of sex into being about our pleasure and a quick fix rather than the focus being on giving and intimacy in a committed marriage relationship.