a second passage sometimes used as evidence that masturbation is a sin is matthew 52730. Jesus speaks against having lustful thoughts and then says, if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. While there is clearly a connection between lustful thoughts and masturbation, it is unlikely that jesus was alluding to the specific sin of masturbation in this passage. there is no more sin in our life that needs to be pardoned, as all has been pardoned on the cross. Any interpretation that it is a sin must be an application of some other scripture regarding sexuality. Some of these certainly could imply that masturbation under some circumstances could be sin. For instance, if masturbation is used as a way to deny sex to your spouse, that would be destructive and go against the 1 corinthians 7 principles. You are not alone because paul wrote that no temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it (1 corinthians 1013). That is a great promise from god that we are not helpless victims of our own lusts of the flesh. Here is good news for many people private solo masturbation, which is sexual stimulation and release by ones self alone, is not a sin. The idea that it is a sin is pure doctrine of man, not based on the bible. (proverbs 625, matthew 528, 1 peter 43), but masturbation, in and of itself, is not a sin. Many of you have asked, is masturbation a sin? First, lets take a look at what defines masturbation and the heart of the issue. Masturbation is the experience of sexual orgasm produced by self. i went to confession about half an hour ago and im still upset by the experience. Its not something i would normally discuss on these forums, but what the priest said after i confessed disturbed me deeply. Here are some of his words as best i can remember them i went on sabbatical recently and consulted with other priests about masturbation. im a 14 year old guy and im getting confermation done soon. Yet because scripture speaks clearly about the value of human life and the sin of murder, we are right to conclude that abortion is sin. In almost precisely the same way, because scripture speaks clearly about the power of sexuality and the sin of lust, we can conclude that masturbation is nearly always sinful.