Today at Religion class, my teacher explained to all of us how masturbation is bad for us. She said that if we do it often, we will end up having mentally retarded babies. She said it was a punishment from God. She also stated that we don’t know what dirt comes into our sex organs after we masturbate. I’m really conscious and sensitive of this.
I’m 13 and I usually masturbate, and sometimes have cyber sex, but is it true that masturbating is a punishment from God? I’m a Christian by the way. I keep on questioning if its true, because I have been masturbating a lot last year, and I did get some bad luck. So is it because of the effects of masturbation? I can stop, but it will be REALLY sad, because I usually feel horny. I know you told us that the bible didn’t directly address the wrongs of masturbation in it, but my religion teacher said this and I’ve been really thinking about this and I’m really nervous. Please answer this? It’ll mean a lot.
There have been a lot of people asking me about this since I posted a
response last week about masturbating as a Christian.
As I said, masturbation is strictly a personal opinion. Your teacher has one opinion, and you have another. I think she was just trying to scare you into believing hers. And wow, how scary!
|Read Rachel the Great’s battle to end her masturbation addiction (or not!), starring Tuna the Cat!|
If it were true that people who masturbate have mentally retarded children, there would be a very serious epidemic of unwell people on this planet. About 120,000 babies
in the United States are born each year with a birth defect. I have a hard time believing that those parents are the only 120,000 people of all the people who have babies a year that have masturbated, right? So I did some research. I couldn’t find any statistics about mother’s who masturbate and the health of their children, but I can tell you that the numbers just don’t add up when 60% of women ages 18-19 admit to masturbating in the past year. 247,500 girls aged 18-19 get pregnant a year. That would mean that 148,500 mentally retarded babies would be born a year, and that’s just from teens aged 18-19!
And as for the dirty organs, I have no idea what she means by that. I really hope she is not suggesting cancer. There is NO correlation between masturbation and cancer. NONE.
So while your teacher may think that God hurts people for masturbating, her convictions don’t stand for reason. And, there are plenty of other Christians who do not believe that masturbation is a sin and, in fact, believe that masturbation is just human nature.
You can believe what you want. Throughout life, you get to decide what you want and what you believe. You reserve the right to be different. God will not punish you for it. Any bad luck you got was because of circumstance, not because God doesn’t love you or want the best for you.
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