When masturbation leads to unhelpful sexual thinking and lust you are sinning and need to do something about it. For several reasons, Friends are likely to feel uncomfortable with this pronatalist framing of the morality of intimate relationships. Sex and Sexuality in Early America. This is a clear example that it can open you up to an evil influence, and lead you to sin. University of Chicago Press.
When masturbation grows out of a sense of this need for physical release due to unclean thoughts, it is sin. Hodge, believed that "any waste of the semen in an unproductive sexual act, whether that should be in the form of masturbation or coitus interruptus , as in the case of Onan, destroyed the souls of the individuals who practice it". They note that "There is a moral difference between masturbation done in the presence of pornography or the phone sex service inherently selfish and exploitative mediums , and masturbation as the sexual expression of a fuller yearning for connectedness, i.
If your sexual appetites continually tempt you, be patient. Scholars such as Raj Bhala and Kathryn M.
Religious views on masturbation
This is because Laqueur claims that masturbation "could only be named as such when the 'self' emerged as an autonomous being. Resist them as long as necessary, even if it takes more than a year. Buddhism was advanced by Gautama Buddha as a method by which human beings could end dukkha suffering and escape samsara cyclic existence. David  and Canons of John the Faster. He does, however, specify that nocturnal emissions—if caused by natural superfluity or sickness—are unproblematic for holiness, but where there is consent i. Masturbation was now valued as an adult, non-pathological, pleasurable activity. My opinion is that He doesn't make a big issue of it.