Catholic is masturbation a sin

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Get 6 Free Issues! Lately I have begun to experience periodic impotence. My doctor recommends masturbation as he thinks my problem is psychological. Under these circumstances can masturbation be legitimate? Thank you.

Is Masturbation Always Wrong?

Is Masturbation Always Wrong?| National Catholic Register

Alright, let's talk about masturbation. This is an extremely sensitive topic because so many people especially young males struggle with it. There is something uncomfortable about it; many Catholics, even in the past, were very reluctant to talk about "the solitary sin. This traditional reluctance is somewhat understandable. To discuss the matter is to admit one into a very intimate aspect of one's life, an aspect that is sometimes not proper to discuss at all with certain people. And to admit of masturbation is a serious embarrassment; it is like admitting that one lacks the most basic self-control. However, given the prevalence of masturbation, the awkwardness surrounding it, the confusion many young people have about it, and the silence of many in the Church about this issue, it is fitting to take some time to address it here.

Why is Masturbation a Sin?

Question: I am having a disagreement with a friend. She says masturbation is a mortal sin. I say it is not. Who is right?
Among the world's religions, views on masturbation vary widely. Some religions view it as a spiritually detrimental practice, some see it as not spiritually detrimental and others take a situational view. Among these latter religions, some view masturbation as allowable if used as a means towards sexual self-control , or as part of healthy self-exploration, but disallow it if it is done with wrong motives or as an addiction. Masturbation was now valued as an adult, non-pathological, pleasurable activity. Due to this cultural change across the spectrum, even theological reassessments of masturbation as a positive sexual practice were possible — though, admittedly, rare.