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People are surprised when you suggest that masturbation alone, or with another by mutual consent, is sin and  it is one of the most common queries raised in our teaching.

Let us look at the component parts that are present in the act of masturbation and then reflecting back into God's Word, examine what we are taught about each of these.

We can split the act into two. In the mind and by the body.

In order to live a chaste, pure life we need to have a chaste pure mind. We know that being in a fallen state this is not the case and we have a natural tendency to think what we should not be thinking, and it is only through the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit that this can be changed. However, we have a roll to play in self control and overcoming self will, in avoiding areas that might lead us to sin. In masturbation it is in the mind that the seeds of lust and impure thoughts arise. Notice we say lust, because it is ungodly thoughts that leads us astray. From these thoughts is born desire, a little harder to control than thoughts, and more deadly. Desire leads to sin and from sin death. It is in the mind that sin originates in impure thoughts leading to unchaste or unclean sex acts in the body. We will examine these facts in the light of Scripture. Thoughts + Desires + Lust + Fantasy + = Acting out sin

(Philipians 4:8 NIV)  Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.

(2 Timothy 2:22 NIV)  Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

(Titus 1:15 NIV)  To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.

(Titus 2:5 NIV)  to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God

We see how the thought process can then bring us into sin in the mind and it ultimately leads to sin in the body. We know that ungodly sex is paramount to giving worship to Satan. In masturbation the essential elements of thoughts and fantasy are required to bring gratification and release to the person. In the man this is orgasmic in nature with ejaculation. In the woman her release is orgasmic and if it is a mutual act then worship may be the outcome. 

Male sex inevitably leads to ejaculation. This physical act in the body soils the communion of God's spirit and human spirit because it is defiling.

(Leviticus 15:16 NIV)  "'When a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his whole body with water, and he will be unclean till evening.

(Leviticus 15:18 NIV)  When a man lies with a woman and there is an emission of semen, both must bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.

Masturbation is defiling in the mind and in the act of  external  ejaculation.