But, does it mean then that a self-release of sexual tension is then acceptable if it is to avoid fornication? Thus, to borrow again from Paul, masturbation may in some cases be permissible, but not necessarily beneficial.
Sometimes chronic illness prevents frequent sexual intimacy. Just stay away from the lusting.
Conclusion The goal of the Christian life is to be pure in thought and deed.
Is Masturbation Sin? - RELEVANT Magazine
First of all, openness and honesty with your spouse are key.
A Biblical Perspective on Masturbation
L Dearborn in an 'Encyclopaedia of Sexual Behaviour' notes, 'No other form of sexual activity has been so frequently discussed, so roundly condemned, and more universally practiced, than masturbation'.
On a lesser level the same principles apply to sexuality.
All three classify masturbation as a sin. I do not believe fantasy is deadly to our mind or is full of corrupt realistic expectations when these fantasies are based on healthy, potential realities.