Masturbation Addiction

Religion is a big part of my life. I fear God, and know deep down in my heart that He is my creator. My religion does not permit s** before marriage, and I respect and abide by that rule. I really want to please God and receive all the bounties he has to offer. However, over the past couple of years, pleasing God has been very difficult. I've found myself addicted to masturbation and p***. I learned and practiced masturbation in middle school, when i thought it was just a normal thing for all males to do. When i later learned it was a sin in grade 9, i tried my best to stop. But ive continuously fell for Satan's whispers and indulged in this shameful activity. I've been fighting this addiction for over 4 years, and i am glad to say that i m********* far less than i did before. However i dont want to do it all. The times when i give in to the urge, i have thoughts that "God is always watching" and i tell myself to not give in, but i still end up committing this sin. I hate myself for doing this and disobeying God the way i am. I mean its such a simple thought: DONT M*********. but i'm having so much trouble in actually stopping. i dont know whats wrong with me. I feel like actually admitting that i have an addiction to masturbation may help me be cured from this disease. I really dont want to displease God, i truly dont. But i feel so angry and upset that i do. and that watching p*** and masturbating has control over my devotion to Him. Please pray for me to never indulge in this sin again.

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  • What a waste of time life is short...ur wasting it lol

  • I REALIZED THAT THE MORE i FAST AND READ THE GOSPEL, THE LESS i MASTURBATED. IT'S BEEN 3 YEARS NOW AND I HAVE OVERCOME THAT HABIT. THANK YOU JESUS

  • You were born with a d*** and a hand for a reason. use it. how is god watching when god isn't real. masturbating is a natural, feel good experimentation. do it as much as you like!

  • I'm well past my teenage years and have struggled on and off with masturbation. I'm now married and we have a kid but since my wife isn't very interested in s** anymore the problem started to happen again. Ideally, i think if we are in a healthy relationship with someone we love, care about the urge will be diminished greatly. God made us to have s**, period. It's not healthy or normal not to. But I believe, as believe those who are Christian or believers of another faith that God wishes that we find happiness through a loving partner and having a family. No matter what, we live in a far from ideal world. So it is not gonna be easy to wait for the right person or even maintain that relationship once you find it. If masturbation happens then don't be burdened with guilt. I did it recently too and that's what brought me to this website. I think this site at least helps in communicating about it, which is important to let go of the guilt, but we have to be strong. I don't watch p*** and putting those images in your head will never help you stop masturbating! We must focus our energy on other things, serving others.. feeling joy in other ways. We weren't created to live alone or be alone. What's that saying.. an idle mind is the playground of the devil? Let's keep busy with living a godly life and filling ourselves with God's spirit through service, nature ect. Good luck, you are not alone..

  • Masturbation may not be a problem for some people, I don't know. For me, and a whole lot of other people, it is a problem - an addiction. I tried so many times to quit, but couldn't. For me it's more powerful than cigarettes, cocaine and everything else that I needed help to quit. I am amazed at how wide spread this problem is.

    I have been having a good deal of success through Celebrate Recovery, which is a Christ - centered program, which is in accordance with my beliefs. I couldn't do it alone. I can't just hide it anymore. It helps me to have real conversations with others that have the same issue that understand.

  • I feel the exact same way. Im a christian male and i watch homosexual p***. I feel so disgusted in my self every single time. Honestly, i feel dirty and gross and like i need to shower and scrape the grime off of me. And i totally get you mean, i stated watching it because i felt like it was wrong watching a naked girl. But I really am attracted to girls. i am absolutely unattracted to guys. i think its the idea of s** that i m********* to, or i hope thats the reason. Please everyone, pray for me. i know im not gay, but i cant stop this disgusting habit. And i think get squirmy and disgusted when i think about two guys having s**. But i still watch it, and i forget about it while im watching it. I know God is looking down on me and i dont want to do this anymore and disappoint God. Please pray for my forgiveness and pray that i never commit this sin ever again.

  • Hey man. I know exactly what you're going through. I've been trying for years to get rid of this addiction to l*** that has been a part of me for longer then I care to remember. i know it's cliche to say, but you're far from alone. You're probably in the majority when it comes to teen Christians. But that by no means makes it ok. Whenever I do it, I feel guilt, and just over all hate for myself that I fell again. One thing that's been going on in my head lately is that in the past I've always tried doing things on my own. I was and still am too embarrassed and ashamed to admit this to anyone. But that's the problem I think. I've heard numerous times in the past that it can't be done by myself. I've always tried to stick it out on my own but over the years I"m slowly coming to realize that that might not be possible. My best advice (that I now need to follow soon too) is to get an accountability partner. Someone you can count on and trust with saying "Hey man. I'm trying to stop this sin, can you help me stay accountable?" or something along those lines. It's gonna be difficult but from what i've heard from other guys' testimonies, it's well worth it. I'm nearing a "40 day facebook fast" at my college and I thought that was going to be a huge problem. But what I think has made it easy is knowing that other people know I'm doing it. I don't know. I sincerely hope this helps.

    If it was a little over the top, it's probably because this particular subject was heavily in my mind tonight. Thank you for your confession. I'm prayin for ya!

  • For those of you who don't believe in organized religion, or God especially, please refrain from commenting. Your comments are not helpful or welcomed. I am 21, and as of late have renewed my relationship with God. I currently am suffering the same addiction to masturbation. I feel the exact same way as the others who have posted, and I know that this is putting up a wall between God and myself. I am praying that my faith will grow stronger, and that I will not continue to allow myself to be weak in times of temptation. I actually just found this article which I think may actually be helpful to myself and others struggling with this addiction. Here's the link--> http://newlifehabits.com/2007/08/08/how-to-stop-masturbation-addiction/. I think we would all like to think that this is really a surface problem, but it isn't. I started masturbating out of habit as well, and overtime it takes over a certain role in your life. And it also begins with the stream of thoughts that enter our mind before we commit the physical act. The article is really encouraging you to take a deeper look and find all of your triggers. I hope it's helpful to you all.

  • For those of you who don't believe in organized religion, or God especially, please refrain from commenting. Your comments are not helpful or welcomed. I am 21, and as of late have renewed my relationship with God. I currently am suffering the same addiction to masturbation. I feel the exact same way as the others who have posted, and I know that this is putting up a wall between God and myself. I am praying that my faith will grow stronger, and that I will not continue to allow myself to be weak in times of temptation. I actually just found this article which I think may actually be helpful to myself and others struggling with this addiction. Here's the link--> http://newlifehabits.com/2007/08/08/how-to-stop-masturbation-addiction/. I think we would all like to think that this is really a surface problem, but it isn't. I started masturbating out of habit as well, and overtime it takes over a certain role in your life. And it also begins with the stream of thoughts that enter our mind before we commit the physical act. The article is really encouraging you to take a deeper look, find all of your triggers, and develop a strategy. I hope it's helpful to you all.

  • Im a male of Islamic faith, and I too have been masturbating since I was young teen. I am 18 right now and im trying really hard to stop. I would go a week with out masturbating, but the sexual tension builds up and i just do it. Every single time after i do it, i feel so guilty. Its as if, i dont even have control over my own body, and i give in to temptations. I really want to stop. I too ask that who ever reads this, no matter of what faith, please pray for me.

  • Just to comment on one of the responses. You only stated on "hole" about religion. Also, im not sure if i understood this properly, but people who believe in God deserve to go to heel. so that would mean that people who don't believe in God should go to heaven... yea, that makes so much sense.

  • omg!!!!! im a teenage christian girl and i have exactly the same problem, it started when i was younger and i didnt think to much off it but now i now its a sin and i try to stay away from it, for the most part i do that very well, but every 5 months or so it just creeps back up.... i really wish i dint have to deal with this, it makes me feel so bad and its like im letting the devil win everytime i do it. i really want to stop so if anybody reads this pls pls pray for me pls

  • Pray for me as well. I am having the same problem and I'm addicted and I want to stop.

  • there are too many holes in religion for you to worry about jerking off. besides from what ive read you were given free reign to sin all you want because jesus died for your sins. even tho you didnt exist when he did or did not. yet another hole. dont worry if you believe in god you deserve to go to h*** anyway.

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