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13 Tips to Quit Masturbating

“It’s a normal thing to do,” “It helps to relieve stress,” “There’s nothing wrong with it.” The world tries to tell us that there’s nothing wrong with masturbating. However, the last time I checked, the Lord didn’t care about what the world thinks. The Lord has placed other rules for us to follow. And one of those rules is the Law of Chastity. I feel that masturbation is becoming more and more common, sadly. Below, I’ve compiled a list of tips or aids to help others learn how to stop masturbating. This guide has a focus on young men and teenagers mainly, but obviously these tips can be used for anyone struggling with this addiction.

Why?

First off, let’s understand why it’s a sin to masturbate. Why is it such a bad thing? The world says that it’s okay and I’m not hurting anyone, so who cares? Besides, it’s my body and I can do what I want with it.

Well, not quite. Our body isn’t really ours. It’s like a loaner from God’s dealership. When God gives us the car, he gives us certain requirements. “Only use Premium gasoline, and change the oil using pure synthetic every 5,000 miles.”

Our bodies are “loaners” in the same sense. “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Cor. 6:19-20).

When God created us and our bodies, he gave us, as men and women, the incredible power of being able to reproduce, or have children of our own. Now, sex was created for two purposes. The main purpose, obviously, was to have offspring (kids) and to “multiply, and replenish the earth” (Gen. 1:28). And the second purpose was to cultivate love and trust within a relationship. And because of all of the confusion in the world with homosexuality and what not, this “relationship” is defined as: a man and a woman, bound together through the confines of marriage. Sex should never be had between a man and a woman who are not married or between a man and a man. Any other use of sex, except the two listed above, are a perversion of God’s gift and a mockery of the power that He gave us.

“…the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away…” (Job 1:21). Because the Lord has give us this gift, promises accompany it. And when we break those promises, that gift will be taken away. Remember the parable of the talents in the New Testament (Matt. 25:14-30)? The men who were given five talents and two talents respectively went and did something with them. The man who had only one talent “hid his Lord’s money” (v.18). The Lord came back to see what had happened with all the talents. He was pleased with the first two men, but when he came to the man who had only been given one talent, he saw that nothing had been done with it and said, “Take therefore the talent from him…” (v.28). Our gifts will be removed from us if we don’t utilize them properly as they are intended. “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy…” (1 Cor. 3:17).

Now, enough of that. Onto the list:

1) Rewarding Yourself

Never reward yourself with what you’re trying to quit. If you’ve been clean for three weeks and you feel very accomplished, don’t ever say, “I’ve done such a good job! I’ll go ahead and reward myself now by masturbating.” I can promise you that more often than not, this doesn’t work.

2) Tempting Times

Temptations come most often when we’re weak; when we’re tired, stressed, angry, or depressed. For each of these emotions, have a plan of action already put in place in case you’re tempted. In the middle of these emotions, you won’t be thinking straight. But if you have a plan of action already set in place, you can know exactly what to do to avoid the temptation when it comes.

Another way to look at this also, is to know how to control your emotions. Satan feeds off of our emotions when we feel low and down on ourselves. Don’t let Satan attack you when you’re at your weakest.

3) Late Nights

Late nights are notorious for temptation. If you’re tempted in bed or late at night, try wearing something more than just boxers. If you have to, try wearing three or four layers. Wear even more if you have to. It might be uncomfortable to sleep in, but if it helps, do it. The thought behind it is that you have lots of layers to take off before you’ll masturbate. If your mind is strong enough, you’ll have sufficiently controlled your thoughts before all the layers are removed.

4) Cold Turkey

In my experience, stopping cold turkey is the best. Many people think, “I’m going to make it four days and then I’ll masturbate. Then, I’ll make it a week, and I’ll masturbate. Then I’ll make it a week and a half, and I’ll masturbate…” In theory, slowly lengthening the amount of days in between each slip-up should work well, but I haven’t seen it. You might be able to do it one or two times, but then you give in. Besides, there’s a flaw in one’s thinking here. If you’re planning to sin four days from now, and then after that, you plan to sin a week later, is that really repenting?

5) Unreal Expectations

After you’ve gone for a long period of time without masturbating, your mind starts to play tricks on you saying, “It would feel so good!” Normally, if you give in, it doesn’t feel as good as you’d imagined. And even if it does, it’s ten seconds of pleasure and then you feel shameful, guilty, and frustrated that you now have to start all over after how far you’ve come. Your mind builds up expectations and ideas that just aren’t reality.

6) Drag you Down

I heard this story somewhere, and I feel like it’s absolutely applicable to this article:

“Every summer when we go to the beach, we go crabbing at least once on the marsh side of the island, armed with string and some bait. As we net our catch, we toss them into a bucket. Once we catch a dozen or more crabs, they create enough mass in the bottom that any one of them could easily climb out on the backs of their fellow crabs.

But we’ve never had a crab escape. Why? Because every time a crab reaches to grab the rim of the bucket and achieve freedom, all the other crabs swarm that one and haul it back down. It’s as if they’re saying, “Hey, if I’m stuck here, I’m gonna make sure you’re stuck, too!”

After awhile, even the most ambitious crabs stop trying and lay down with the others. They all die together.”

The same goes for humans. Especially within teenage guys. If you let your friends know that you’re trying to stop masturbating, they’ll probably just pull you down saying, “It’s not that bad.” Or “There’s nothing wrong with masturbating.”

7) Get rid of Porn

Get rid of all pornographic material. And you have to be pretty serious about it. Throw away any magazines that you might have. You can’t keep any hidden underneath your mattress. Holding onto just one little magazine means you’re still holding onto your addiction. Get rid of it. If you have a computer in your room, move it to a different room in your house that is public so everyone can see the screen. I can guarantee you’re not going to look at pornography with your parents walking by. If you have the computer in a public room, but have troubles getting online when nobody is home, make all the arrangements you can to not be home alone. If you’re parents are going to the store, go with them, etc.

This also includes getting rid of anything such as condoms, toys, or anything else you might have that reminds you of masturbation. Get rid of it. Now.

8) Stay Busy

Don’t think about it. Get your mind occupied on something else. Have you ever seen a smoker who sat on his couch all day long saying, “Man, I wish I could smoke right now… I’m really craving a cigarette right now…” that person ever quit smoking? No. Of course not. The longer you think about it, the sooner you’re going to give into your addiction. Do you have a hobby that you really enjoy? Delve into it. If you don’t have a hobby, now is the time to find one. Do anything and everything you can to stay busy in one way or another. And the more mind-activity it uses, the better. For example: Doing a puzzle is going to keep your mind more active than watching a movie. Find something to do where you can’t easily be distracted.

9) Spiritual Help

Prayer and Scripture study are going to be key in quitting masturbating. All of these tips that I’ve already listed help, but it’s impossible to quit without the help of the Lord. If we rely on him, he’s going to in turn help us. You have to absolutely dive into the scriptures and fervently study them, not just read them. As you study them, you’ll gain the spiritual power to withstand your trials.

Along with that, it would be a good idea to do a special fast for yourself. And don’t ever feel like it’s wrong to fast for yourself to overcome temptation. It doesn’t have to be a Sunday, either. You can do it whenever you want. But in fasting, as you give up your bodily cravings (food), the Lord will reward you with more of an ability to resist other temptations that befall you.

I would strongly recommend speaking with your Bishop, also. Most things can be fixed with the help of a Bishop, but at times, counselors from LDS Family Services can be called in. This is rare, but if needed, he would be able to refer you to a counselor that can help as well. Many people who have never been to a Bishop for help are often scared to go talk to him. Please don’t be scared. Your Bishop is there to help you, and he will not talk to your parents. It’s something between you and the Lord. He may advice you to speak with your parents about the problems you’re having, but he can never disclose what the two of you have talked about.

10) Plan of Action

Create a plan of action. Each one of us is different; therefore, we’ll be tempted in different locations and at different times. Some are tempted in bed at night, while others are tempted while they’re in the shower. Some might be tempted while using the rest room. Go throughout your day and think of all the times and places where you’re most tempted to masturbate. For each of these times, come up with a plan of action. Decide right here and now what you’re going to do to avoid it, because when you’re in the moment, you won’t be able to think clearly. It can be something as simple as dropping to the ground and doing twenty pushups. Or if you’re tempted in the shower, try using a washcloth to clean yourself rather than skin-on-skin contact. Whatever it may be, make sure that you have a good plan of action, or even two or more, so that you’ll quickly be able to run away from the temptation when it arises.

It’s been mentioned that daily rigorous physical exercise can help to reduce the urge to masturbate.

11) Thought Control

Imagine that you’re sitting in a theater watching a three-act play. Only one act can play at a time. You can’t have act one and act two playing at the same time. The stage only has enough room for one act at a time. Our mind is the same. We can’t have a dirty thought and a good thought at the same time. One takes place and will push the other off the stage. Masturbation ALWAYS begins with a thought. Every single time. The desire that you have was initially triggered by a thought. If you can quickly change that thought before it takes place, the temptation to masturbate can be completely avoided.

I want you to think of your favorite color. Now, imagine that I’m holding up a book in front of you. You can clearly see the cover. You can clearly see the words. Then, I put up a second book in front of you. It’s a different book, which obviously has a different cover and different wording. And again, I hold up a new, different, third book. Like the two before it, it has a different cover and a different title. Good. Now, what does this have to do with your favorite color? Nothing. The purpose is to simply change your thoughts onto something else. As you were staring at the third book, you weren’t thinking of your favorite color until I reminded you of it again. This can be a good tool to use in the event that a bad thought enters your mind.

I want you to think of three events in your life that made you really happy. It could be a family vacation to the Grand Canyon, or a really fun day with friends. Whatever they are, make sure that you have three memories picked out and saved. One of the personal memories that I like to use is of my Father and I working on the car. It’s something that I can recall with so much detail. When I think of that, I always picture my Dad’s face. I always picture us laughing because we did something wrong, or simply just being in his company. For me, that memory has such a strong emotion attached to it, that I lose all other thoughts for anything else as I think about it.

Have you got your three? In the case that a bad thought comes into your mind, think of your first memory. Ponder it in your mind and relive the moment with the most detail that you can. Is the bad thought still in your mind? Think about memory number two. Again, relive the moment. Think about who was speaking in the memory, or what it smelled like, or what you were hearing. If the thought is still in your mind, move onto memory number three and do the same. By this time, the bad thought should have been completely replaced.

Some may ask, “Why do bad thoughts even come to me? They just pop into my head. It’s not like I want them there.” I once heard a quote by Martin Luther that said, “You cannot keep birds from flying over your head, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair.” The same goes for our thoughts. Yes, bad thoughts do randomly come to our minds. But we can decide if we let them stay or if we let them go. And you’ll find that as you get better at replacing bad thoughts for good, the amount of bad thoughts coming to your mind will become less and less.

One last trick to controlling your thoughts is to memorize your favorite Church hymn and sing it in your head as you have a bad thought. Again, there can only be one thing on the stage of your mind as a time. As you sing, that thought will be replaced.

12) Repeated Offense

If you slip up and do masturbate, don’t just call it a “free day” and then masturbate as many more times as you can in that day just to “get it out of your system.” I think a lot of people use this approach and say, “Ah. I already messed up. I’ll just get it out of my system, and start new again tomorrow.” It’s great to pick yourself up and start again the next day, but don’t just go hay wire and do it as many times as you can before 12:00 hits. You’re only doing yourself hurt.

1. A sin is a sin. Murder is still murder. Just because you killed one person that day, it’s not okay to say, “Ah. I messed up today. I’ll keep killing today, but I’ll try to stop again tomorrow.”

2. If you’ve ever read the small pamphlet called, “To Young Men Only”, Elder Boyd K. Packer compares our bodies to a factory. He does a much better job of explaining it than I can and so you should probably read it here (it’s only a couple pages), but I’ll still explain the basic process of it. When a product is in high demand, the factory produces more product. And when a product is in lesser demand, the factory doesn’t produce as much. Our body can be compared to a factory. When you masturbate, your body secretes semen as a by-product. Your body then says, “I need to work hard to replace the semen that I just lost.” And so it does. Let’s say your body is used to masturbating three times a week, and then you stop all of a sudden. Your body is still producing semen at the same rate that you used to get rid of it, but now it’s all built up and you have no way to release it. And at times, the urge to masturbate comes simply because your body wants to get rid of that semen like it’s used to. Luckily, our body has a natural way of doing that (it doesn’t need our help) called wet dreams.

Even if you slip up and you just want to do it as many times as you can in one day, you’re just hurting yourself by speeding up your body’s “factory” and it will only make you want to masturbate sooner, later.

13) Don’t Give Up

And last but not least, don’t give up. You really can do it. I promise. I know that sometimes it feels like you’ll never be able to quit. You may have been trying to stop masturbating for years even. That’s okay. The Atonement of Jesus Christ is real and you can change.

One thing that I think is important to mention is that there really is a “hump.” Meaning, once you get past a certain point, it does get easier. After three weeks to a month, your body will start so slow down and you won’t have the pressure build-up anymore. Just keep going. You can do it. You’re doing great! I’m so proud of you for your desire to change. And I know your Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are both very proud as well.

60 thoughts on “13 Tips to Quit Masturbating

  1. That seems an odd thing to do, to give up masturbating. It would make sense if someone had a sexual partner and wanted to reserve their sexual energies to share with their partner. There was nothing in this post about having a partner, so I don’t see the point. Claims that masturbation causes blindness or depletes vital energies so one can not compete in sports are just that, baseless unscientific claims.

    • It’s a religious website, do you expect anything they try to convince you of to be scientific or make any sense? I’m going to go back to my violent video games and pornography, then go back to leading a normal life because i’m not a nutter.

      • if u masterbating, u got stressed in yor body and mind also so u feel lazyness and sleepy. u r unable to do study and job so masterbate is very harmfull for students mainly.when u got stress in yor mind yor memory power may b down

  2. Latter-Day Saints do not believe masturbation is a heinous sin. Yet prophets anciently and today condemn masturbation. It induces feelings of guilt and shame. It indicates slavery to the flesh, not mastery of it.

    While we should not regard this weakness as the heinous sin which some other sexual practices are, it is of itself bad enough to require sincere repentance.

    This sin leads to other sins. The LORD wishes us to learn how to control our bodies. Masturbation indicates we our walking in the flesh and not the Spirit.

    • LOL this article is crazed! Just like the religion… I think if you want to do it, do it! Who cares if we’re slaves to the flesh or whatever cray stuff this is!

    • Masturbation is a sexual immorality and it is a sin even evryone that masturbate does knw they have done somtin sinful when they are true with. To me masturbation is fornicating with yourself may be you should gal 5:19 to the end

    • He thats of the world do what is of the world if the love of christ is in you i dont think you will want to masturbate the more. Heaven is real Hell is real choose one

  3. I feel like this article should be directed toward people who are addicted to masturbation rather than that masturbation is bad in general. I could understand that masturbation is a bad thing when you become addicted to it and you can’t control when you do it. To be honest, for most people if they really wanted to they could just quit whenever they wanted to and have no problems. But for an addict they would need to go through all of these steps to help over come their addiction. You can’t become a slave to the flesh if you have control over the actions you take. And stating that masturbation breaks chastity is false, in order to break chastity you need to have intercourse with a partner.

    If you want to bring scientific facts into this masturbation is very healthy for the human body, and what does God want? He wants for us to take care of our body’s. Masturbation is one thing that helps keeps us healthy, though, you can’t use this as an excuse to masturbate all of the time. And it’s definitely not an excuse for an addiction, but it is healthy non-the-less.

    We do have needs, and it is natural. To say something is not natural because the Bible apparently “states” that it is not considered to be okay in God’s eyes, does not make something unnatural. We are animals just like all of the other creatures on this world. Horses, primates (apes, gorilla’s, monkey’s, etc.), dogs, turtles, and many many other animals masturbate. Is this considered a sin? No. Why? Because they are animals and they don’t know any better. We are animals too, and why should we know any better? Because God told us? Oh okay…

    I’d also like to state that God did not write the Bible, and the words written in them are not purely his. Human’s wrote the Bible word for word transcribing God’s word. Much of the Bible is interpreted to our own human beliefs of what is right and wrong. 

  4. Thanks alot for this post. I’m not a Christian but I find that no-one else understands the habit. i really connected with the steps you mentioned in this post.

  5. Think of the person you respect the most in your life. If they walked in, and you were masturbating, what would you feel? My guess is you would feel shame. That is why it is a sin. If you wouldn’t want to do it in front of your pastor, then it is a sin. If you aren’t a Christian, think about your spouse or significant other. Would you want them to know that you masturbate? If you haven’t told them that you masturbate on a daily basis then that’s a no. If you try to hide something that you do, then it isn’t a good thing to be doing.

    • I would not have sex with my wife in front of anyone, nor would I take a crap in front of anyone, nor would I feel comfortable peeing in front of someone.  That doesn’t mean it’s a sin.  Masturbating isn’t a sin either.

      • I would be okay with me spouse walking in on it. We talk about it all the time. Then again, I’m pagan, so your silly sin doesn’t bug me C:

  6. Not Applicable said: “Think of the person you respect the most in your life. If they walked in, and you were masturbating, what would you feel? My guess is you would feel shame.”

    What utter nonsense. I wouldn’t like to be caught taking a dump in the bathroom if somebody walked in on me. That doesn’t make it sinful or unnatural. 

    “If you aren’t a Christian, think about your spouse or significant other. Would you want them to know that you masturbate?”

    My job means I can spend months away from my spouse. Does that mean I can’t masturbate? She knows I do and I know she does. Neither or us are ashamed. And there’s no reason why we should be. 

  7. Would this be the same God who knocked up a young woman out of wedlock thus keeping Jesus and 10 generations of his children from entering Heaven?

  8. For those of you who still find it difficult to keep from touching ourselves in our no-no zones (I find it very offensive that everyone keeps using the “m” word), I find that placing my parts in the freezer for no less then 5 minutes usually does the trick. In extreme cases a quick flick of my Bic under the factory gets the best results. 

    I have a teenage son who I have been having a great deal of problems with in this department. As a young boy we have had to help remove as much temptation from our home possible. I strongly advise all parents to take the same precautions as us. The TV and all electronics connecting to the interweb have been removed from the home. We just started homeschooling him as the evils of this earth have produced nothing but juvenile serpents that go to these public schools and encourage my son into the ways of sin. Removing all images of the opposite gender or anything resembling the shape of the female reproductive system is a must! The tiniest thing WILL trigger the images of evil in the mind.

     I recently had to sit down and have the conversation with him about why it is such a repulsive sin. I thought all was well as he was listening intently the whole time. His only response was ” well I guess that only leaves the Dutch Rudder..”, giggles, and walks off.  Can someone please explain what this “Dutch Rudder” is? I am ashamed of the boy that I have brought into this world. I blame my wife for all the sinful thoughts that have been put into the boys head. Special time is only used to create new life, not for pleasure! She insisted and I gave into Satan and the temptation. As the two of us joined together as one guess who walks in! Everything went downhill from there. This is what the pleasure of the flesh gets you! A sinful child in the hands of the evil one. Thank you Not Applicable for you wonderful comment. Any pleasure of the flesh that you cannot perform in front of your pastor should not be performed at all! 

  9. I have struggled with masturbation for years, but I know in my heart that it is wrong and I’m going to keep trying to quit. The thought control seems like a powerful game-changing tip.  I had some temporary success with it, but got lazy, and didn’t keep it up consistent enough to overcome the habit, but I will, and I’m inspired by the difference it has made so far.  I feel like I can really overcome this.  I came to this site for both tips and inspiration and got both, mainly from your article.  Lots of negative comments you just gotta ignore, just like Jesus did.  Thanks, bro!  You’ve helped me out and I’m sure others as well.  God bless!

  10. Really, seriously no jacking off? Where do you right wing zealots come from? Why are you people so AFRAID of your own bodys? Why do you try to instill in OTHERS your beliefs? Why do you think a male has these urges- its TO REPRODUCE. Why do you think God made ejaculating FEEL so good, its to mate with a female. Why are you people sooo concerned about vaginas as well? Its amazing you call your selves Christian and at the same time try to force others to accept your beliefs and not others! A GOOD EXAMPLE ARE THE “RIGHT TO LIFE” folk that keep passing laws trying to make abortion impossible or illegal in some states. You are trying to force YOUR morals and beliefs on others. The U.S. was NOT based on religeon nor created FOR religeon. It is based on everybodys RIGHT to choose for themselves.

    • Why are you here? If you want to masturbate go ahead, it’s not illegal. We don’t. We have the right not to. Us not masturbating doesn’t affect you AT ALL.

      And laws are morals imposed on a society. Soooooo… pretty much everything is imposed morality. Boundaries and standards need not only apply to religion. I know tons of non religious pro-lifers.

      Go vent about your ideological frustrations somewhere else.

  11. I believe this post will have a great impact on thousands of people. Masturbation is a sin and it is a mockery to God’s word and authority. God Bless!

    • I agree. To all those who commented saying, “Masturbation is good, this article is wrong” You are wrong. And if you don’t believe that it is a sin, then why are you on this website? The title clearly says “13 tips to quit masturbation”. If you don’t want to quit stop trying to change the minds of those who do. I think this is a motivational article that really helps those who don’t want to go against the word of god. I would like to say to the author that wrote this, that this had a huge impact on me and I guarantee it will on others. I hope all the readers who want to quit are succesful in their goals. God Bless You All!

  12. If a smoker smoke for years he/she would feel comfortable and chances are there that they will continue till their last breath. Same thing is applicable here, if you masterbate every now and then, you won’t feel guilty. And if you do something half headtedly, then thats the worse thing.

    • It’s the same thing as adultery guys. Who ever says it’s not a sin to musterbate, they’re dead wrong or
      They need to accept the son of David in their.” In other powerful name that defeated death; Jesus Christ.

  13. I confess…Masturbation is a sin. Iv come realize that the devil uses masturbation in people around you, to make you feel comfortable with it..Christians please pray for me,. May Gods mercy never depart from my life and may his strenght continue to rain

  14. masturbating is a sin we put this in mind, Am victim trying to stop this evil act i know i can stop true the help of God

  15. As Much As i Know Masterbating Is Bad for Health and Future Family life…Look Everything In this Universe is So Simple and going with a specific rules,,EVERYTHING…Whatever Or Whoever But all of this Created By and Working by A great power.All this not just happend just with time or any bigbang …I believe in Creator God ,Allah Doesn’t matter to me But i really want to give up this Bad habit as it can and will bring a worse for my future life…If I Never give it up from this Moment …we all become so weak when it’s can done easily…
    I want my Creator Help to control my Mind and body…
    I know he not gonna hold my hand when i about to do it……But i believe i can control my Hand by thinking of Him.

    • (Cyberant, this post was inspired by you!!)
      God came down to earth in the form of a man and died on a cross. (Jesus Christ). He rose again as death could not hold the Messiah. Anyone who believes in Him for salvation and for taking on their sins shall be given forgiveness from them. They will also be given His Spirit, that will help guide them and give them spiritual consciousness. We need to pray and to live by His Spirit and not be controlled by our fleshly desires. As long as we remain on earth we will have struggles. When we enter the Kingdom of God, sin will be destroyed, as well as those who practice them without forgiveness/repentance.
      We must remember that there are many who have been freed from slavery of masturbation and slavery to their fleshly desires. We can too, brother/sister!!!

      • god has never come down to earth in the form of a man. Jesus was his PERFECT son. he sent his son down. God stayed in heaven to bless and protect him.

  16. thank GOD for using you, may the LORD blesses your article that will be use in touching those people with this kind of addiction just like me.It realy blesses me and even give me ateary eyes coz i know ive been doing a great sin to God.I felt shameful to myself specially to our CREATOR coz of the messed Ive done.I pray that those who mocked this article will soon realize that they are wrong and one day they will testify the goodness of the LORD that they stop this kind of sin
    I PRAY THAT MORE PEOPLE WILL BE OPENED UP THROUGH THIS ARTICLE AND MAY THE LORD GIVE U MORE STRENGHT TO OVERCOME THE MOCKERY OF THE OTHER COMMENTORS.GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS.

  17. I was tempted to masturbate tonight and knew I would regret it. So I ran into this link that gave me discouragement to persist in my desire to watch porn and jerk off. God bless you guys for writing up these tips and being a light house for Christians.

  18. “1. A sin is a sin. Murder is still murder. Just because you killed one person that day, it’s not okay to say, “Ah. I messed up today. I’ll keep killing today, but I’ll try to stop again tomorrow.”

    I’m a girl so I can masturbate all I want because I’m not killing anyone, right?

  19. Masturbation is a sin, take it or leave it, it is clearly stated in the bible i.e the inspired word of God. This article is gonna go a long way in helping me overcome this sinful habit, more so, I wanna thank you for posting this article.and for those of you who think maturation is right… I pray that God will change your mindset

  20. Hi
    even I’m suffering from this since 12 years
    But I really happy with your tips given to stop masturbating
    I can give up masturbation, God willing.

  21. Pornography is the major thing that really trigger masturbation in the mind of many. This message is really a good one i believe you are inspire by the only spirit to change lives and to help man that have been enslaved by masturbation. And as for people who do not believe that masturbation is a sin i believe if masturbation is right apostle paul would have said in the bible that the young men should give themselve to masturbation insteading of burning with passion but apostle said they should get married instead so God know we are sexual arosed being thats is why he said to avoid sexual imoralities let evryman have his own wife. For evryone that masturbate does know something is wrong about masturbation dont tell me a masturbator will inherit the kindgom of God for it is written can we live in sin and say let grace abound God forbid so if u want to serve let try as much as possible do the things of the spirit and not the things of the flesh as it is written in gal 5:17 to the end. And as for those that say scientifically masturbation is ok for the body be known that because somthing is legal or good doesnt mean is right with God. Jesus loves us all but God hate sins and any form of sexual immoralities be it masturbation,lesbianism,homosexuality,bi sexuality

  22. This Article has blessed me in so many ways. It makes sense and I’ll continue to use this and pray to overcome everything I’m going through. God Bless Everyone.

  23. Thank u so much.I hope itll help. im only 15 iv been masturbating for about three years now and im a christian.every time I masturbate something bad happens but when i wouldnt masterbate somthing good happens so I no when I do masturbate the lord is punishing me for my sin.

  24. I laugh at this, did you know that it can’t be helped? Also did you know most wars on our planet was caused mainly due to religious belief. Its called history, not a book someone wrote saying it was written by god. If it was written by god we humans wouldn’t even possess it. Its called growing up and looking at the facts not someone else’s thoughts you dolls. I believe in God, but im not a nut case without a free will about it. Grow up. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have something important to do, quitting masturbation so I don’t injure myself through disease. Oh by the way you should look at the planet today, over a billion people masturbate and you don’t see lightning bolts or random heart attacks. By you mindless dolls.

  25. First off I would like to thank all those who have posted positive comments about this blog whether or not you completely agree with the article. I came across this in search for help to end my addictions, as I assume were the intents of many who also found this article. So I am a bit puzzled as to why there are negative posts from those ranting and raving about political views or are otherwise angry with the idea that masturbation is a negative habit. To those individuals I ask, why did you find it necessary to read this blog and argue against it/ mock those that will benefit from it? Please use your thoughts, ideas, and creativity in a constructive way, you’ll feel much better about yourselves.
    But then again the few negative posts in this blog are just evidence that what has been shared here is valuable.
    The first time I ended this consuming habit was out of pure desire to follow Christ. I saw what was holding me back and I gave it up with out hesitation. However 5 years later I’ve found myself indulging in this sinful destructive habit once more desperate and searching for help.
    Looking back to what lead me here I find a lack of dedication and determination to follow what I’ve learned to be true. I find the information here inspiring and I hope to conquer this enemy of my soul for good so that God’s peace will be in my life again. Thank you so much author

  26. I have struggled with masturbation for quite along tym..bt i believe after receiving Christ as my saviour, am a victor though am on ma way to the exit of this evil act.

  27. Thank you very mutch for this lifechanging article. I have masturbated for 2 years and have been trying to quit and this has been the big push to stop. Thank you

  28. Thank You guys for your help and support.God is richly using you to do his work.I hope with these motivational tips ,this sin would be eradicated from my life.The fasting is a very important factor!..We need to be serious with Gods Word because he will be coming soon!
    And all thos who criticized this article,May the Lord God himself grant you the favor to see whats right and wrong!..The Lord Bless You!

  29. I’m so grateful for your list of tips here. Masturbation enables a man and woman to not recognize the beauty of one another. It makes a person to see the person they fantasize about as objects. It does not allow people to recognize the true beauty, dignity, and worth of a human being. Lifestyles and perceptions are sexualized more so than they are in reality. Simple and pure things and words can easily be sexualized. Sex jokes easily slip out of such a person’s mouth. They cause destruction in human relationships, particularly within marriage. Your tips are for the most part spot on with regard to things that work. I’m a devout Catholic and it is good to see how we share our beliefs with regard to the beauty of chastity and the dignity of the human person. God bless you.

  30. I’m so grateful for your list of tips here. Masturbation enables a man and woman to not recognize the beauty of one another. It makes a person to see the person they fantasize about as objects. It does not allow people to recognize the true beauty, dignity, and worth of a human being. Lifestyles and perceptions are sexualized more so than they are in reality. Simple and pure things and words can easily be sexualized. Sex jokes easily slip out of such a person’s mouth. They cause destruction in human relationships, particularly within marriage. Your tips are spot on with regard to things that work. I’m a devout Catholic and it is good to see how we share our beliefs with regard to the beauty of chastity and the dignity of the human person. God bless you.

  31. reading the comments above i thing some of you are crazy. Any way you look at it Christian or not sex is supposed to happen between male and a female who are connected in some way. animals have mates and even if for just a season they do it for the first reason, offspring. i dont wanna be graphic here but the penis goes into the vagina( or vise versa) of a mate or spouse! Marrage is accepted as proper around the world and who are the few to tell God and the world that everything known is wrong.

    p.s. thanks for the tips :)

  32. With Gods great intervention i won again tonight.There was a serious persistence to watch porn and jerk off but i called to the Lord almighty and he came down to save me.Call on him anytime, indeed he is very real!!

  33. There we go again: “sins of the flesh”. What a bunch of crock, especially when it relates to masturbation. I have heard it all, it will make you go blind, it will make your palms grow hairy, it will encourage homosexual behavior, etc. etc. These claims are baseless. Myths about masturbation are largely a thing of the past. But the latest research has even better news for us men: frequent self-pleasuring protects against the most common kind of cancer.
    No, I kid you not. Among other studies, a team in Australia led by Graham Giles of The Cancer Council Victoria in Melbourne asked 1,079 men with prostate cancer to fill in a questionnaire detailing their sexual habits, and compared their responses with those of 1,259 healthy men of the same age. And what do you know? -The team found out that the more men ejaculate between the ages of 20 and 50, the less likely they are to develop prostate cancer. By one-third, as a matter of fact. Works for me. Given how many men get prostate cancer, and how many die of it — reducing your risk significantly seems like a good thing to me.
    The protective effect carrying on later in life is apparently greatest while men masturbate during their twenties: those who had ejaculated more than five times per week in their twenties, for instance, were one-third less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer later in life (BJU International, vol 92, p. 211).
    Ergo: not only should you feel good about masturbating, it’s perfectly reasonable to conclude that men should be encouraged to masturbate.
    Why all this undue attention to a practice that is perfectly normal and healthy? Please realize that the ONLY reason why you feel bad about masturbating is because you have been taught so, conditioned -brainwashed- to feel bad about it. When you were little, at some point, even if you don’t remember, adults, probably parents said something like “don’t touch that, its dirty” or: “God is watching you” or some other exercise of magical thinking.
    Objectively, masturbating isn’t dirty, it’s perfectly normal. Every male masturbates, many often. The average is about once a day. You are not a “perv” for masturbating. You are, instead, normal. It is abnormal NOT to masturbate.
    So, when you catch yourself feeling ‘guilty’, which probably happens in the period immediately after you shoot — say firmly to yourself: “I love my body and my penis. I enjoy what I do and know that it is good, and good for me. I reject these false feelings of guilt and affirm that I am good and that masturbation is good.” Repeat that three times — and within a few months all the bad feelings will fade away. You were conditioned to feel them, they are not normal feelings — a boy who was never taught to dislike his own penis and be afraid to masturbate feels nothing but relaxation and comfort afterwards — and you can too — just work at it.
    Kindest thoughts,

    Non Sequitur

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