Particularly remarkable are the instructions that the priest feign a certain casualness, and that he address the confessant with a disarming affection, calling him "friend" and pretending that masturbation is neither sinful nor shameful in order to make the penitent admit to it, insinuating that he can relate to the penitent's acts—"Friend, I well believe it"—only to then backtrack and condemn the act as sinful and shameful after all. Any sexual engagement outside of marriage including masturbation is a major sin altogether in the Shi'a Islam. In masturbation that erotic energy is turned in on oneself. There can also be no doubt that those who have the grace of chastity still at times feel evil desires and are tempted. Although Onan's act was not truly masturbation, Jewish law takes a very broad view of the acts prohibited by this passage, and forbids any act of ha-sh'cha'tat zerah destruction of the seedthat is, ejaculation outside of the vagina.
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Religious views on masturbation
I am concerned, however, that their very readability and confident reference to Scripture may make students and others believe that every view represents unquestionable truth. He says these texts are not about masturbation and that the Bible does not explicitly mention that masturbation is a sin. The masturbator becomes self-sufficient, he does not have to suffer privation if he is single or if his wife is not able to relieve him. According to Simon Lienyueh Wei, as cited by some scholars, John Cassian and Augustine of Hippo hold that it is a sin if the emission is the outcome of "a lustful encounter or pleasurable recollection"; otherwise, it is seen as "a physical function". Keenan 17 January Declaration on certain questions concerning sexual ethics". However understandable, this is not a good solution