Why does every religious person say masturbation is a sin when there's noting written about it in the Bible and why would it be a sin if God designed me like this (so I have cravings) and also God gave me the possibility of pleasure? Answer this
Im surprised no one got this one yet. Masturbation is a sin from a biblical basis based on the story of Onan. He was supposed to marry his brothers wife to give her children after his brother died, instead he spilled his seed on the ground and disobeyed god. So short answer: because a lot of early jewish law was designed to make sure they multiplied and some guy decided fucking his brothers widow was too creepy.
This only explains why they would think that male masturbation is a sin though, and when they discourage women from doing it its probably more about not harboring any lustful or impure thoughts, or similarly saying youre not allowed to cum unless youre trying to make more christian soldiers. Thats your one n only reward for doing so and if you discovered and took control of your own sexuality we’d have nothing left to hold over you.
So yeah in short who cares? But since you asked thats more or less where it came from. Pun intended.
Sin doesn’t exist....it’s a religious construct! Whether the bible mentions it or not is immaterial and no point in wondering about a god who doesn’t exist either. The reason religions frown on it is because they use it as a means of exercising control. All religions are obsessed with sex and sexual practices....the insistence that priests in the Catholic Church are celibate is just another example of control, even of their own clergy. Repressed sexuality is probably what caused so many of them to molest children,...better that they engaged in masturbation than that.
Sorry but I did not realize agnostics believed in sin. You truly seem concerned about this. I'm hoping you are not riddled with guilt and shame. The answer is simple. Remove the word sin from your entire life. The condition of sin is a construct of human clerics designed to be imposed on ignorant populations as a tool for maintaining their submission and intensify the clerics power.
No. It's natural and one of the few pleasures in life that are neither toxic, expensive, fattening nor time-consuming.
I think the religious call it a sin because they know the guilt of believing that will stress your brain, make you hate yourself as unworthy, thus more likely to be on your knees begging for forgiveness on a regular basis for your imperfections.
I was curious about your motivation for this question. Are you trying to help a "believer" with their emotional and theological problems? From your profile it would appear that you do not believe in god/gods and so their definitions of sin would logically be irrelevant to you. I believe the culture you live in can affect you emotionally. Are you affected and seeking to resolve emotional conflict?
My tuppence worth: I believe they say that God/gods created humans with the ability to make choices between the right way and the "sinful" way. As other people answering your posting have made points about various points of scripture and interpretations, it is generally taken that the religious would rather have people using sexual urges for procreation in a "married relationship". To discourage non-procreational masturbation, they define it as a sin. Albeit with not much explicit detail about it in the scriptures.
If you enjoy it, or want to enjoy it. Do not let me nor sin deter you.