A member asked:

I'm a new christian and wondered if it is safe for me to stop masturbating and having sexual thoughts?

14 doctors weighed in across 5 answers
Dr. Danny Proffitt answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Safe------Yes.: You pose several issues. It appears you are entering a religeous phase of your life. This is important. Your question is confusing regarding "sexual thoughts". It is biological and normal to have "sexual thoughts". It is what you do regarding sexual thoughts and practices that determine health and well being. I recommend you discuss this with your clergy, counsellors and others.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. George Klauber answered

Specializes in Pediatric Urology

Yes safe to stop: Some christians believe masturbation is wrong, some believe contraception is wrong, to each his or her own. However it will be difficult to stop having sexual thoughts, these are related to your hormones. Good luck.

Answered 5/4/2017

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

Impossible: You will not be able to avoid sexual thoughts, and if this derails your new christian faith commitment, it will be very unfortunate. You are looking at human-made doctrines and rules intended to frighten you. The christian walk, being kind to whoever you meet on the road, forgiving and promoting forgiveness, and refraining from what truly hurts others, should not have an added, impossible burden.

Answered 3/1/2017

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Dr. Erik Borncamp answered

Specializes in Wound care

Safe: Safe to stop. Safe to continue. Perfectly natural either way

Answered 6/6/2017

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Dr. Mark Fisher answered

Specializes in Neurology

New Christian?: I believe that when it comes to masturbation, new Christians have the same rights, privileges and obligations as old Christians.

Answered 8/12/2018

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