I'm not telling you to masturbate, and I hope you won't feel the need for it. Deliberately to withdraw from coitus in order that semen may fall on the ground is double monstrous. The War on Sex: But it is not so easy to produce a rational proof that unnatural, and even merely unpurposive, use of one's sexual attribute is inadmissible as being a violation of duty to oneself and indeed, as far as its unnatural use is concerned, a violation in the highest degree. This is because Laqueur claims that masturbation "could only be named as such when the 'self' emerged as an autonomous being. The sin of Onan [Genesis 38] is not necessarily that of masturbation; otherwise, oblique references to seminal emission, such as "a man, when an emission of semen comes out of him" [Lev In Smith, Merril D.
Self-love, turning to lust, is at the heart of masturbation.
Masturbation: Does Your Religion Give It a Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?
Callister wrote, "The Lord condemns self-abuse. Still, the subject of masturbation is a very controversial one. Christian Perspectives on Sex and Pornography". This result confirmed findings from previous research on associations between religiosity and sexual behaviour: Retrieved 13 February