Sep 10, Sexual Issues 0 comments. I was talking with a friend today and she mentioned that the Church Handbook was recently updated. As she told me the changes she said that they took out masturbating or self gratification being a sin. All growing up we were taught that this is a sin and I have taught my teens that it is too.
‘Do you masturbate?’ and other questions Mormon bishops urged to stop asking children
Is masturbation no longer a sin since it's not mentioned in the updated Church Handbook?
Protesters hold banners demanding that the practice be halted during a march in Salt Lake City in March. The Mormon Church is facing growing pressure to end a practice that has allowed adult male bishops to ask children explicit questions about sex and masturbation. These interviews are expected to have commenced by the age of 12, but sometimes begin as young as eight. Believers are also asked about their sexual behaviour - a practice that campaigners, including both current and former Mormons, argue is inappropriate and damaging for child participants. Other past and current members of the Church have shared disturbing accounts of worthiness interviews in posts on the website of campaign group Protect LDS Children , established by practising Mormon Sam Young in
I did not write this but I found this discussion to be frank and truthful. Enormous guilt is heaped upon young people in the LDS faith because of masturbation. Here is what young men are taught.
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