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Johnson's biblical view on masturbation: Verses 16 and 17 say that a man who has an emission of semen should wash and be ceremonially unclean until evening. Verse 18 goes on to say that if a man and woman have intercourse, the same cleanliness rules apply.
By bringing up intercourse separately, the passage surely does imply that the emission of semen in verses 16 and 17 occurred for the man individually. The passage may be referring to a nocturnal emission, or wet dream, rather than masturbation, but the passage is not specific.
Johnson suggests that this Leviticus passage is significant for treating a solitary sexual experience, whether wet dream or masturbation, as a purely ceremonial cleanliness issue and not as a matter of morality.
The passage also puts no more disapproval on the solitary experience than it does on intercourse.
Since Christians today commonly view the Old Testament ceremonial law as no longer valid, this author suggests that masturbation is not in itself a moral concern from a biblical perspective and is no longer a ceremonial concern either.
Wray explains what the Bible actually states and does not state about masturbation: Jech stated "Masturbation is never mentioned in the Bible". Malan and Vern Bullough have stated "nowhere in the Bible is there a clear unchallenged reference to masturbation" and "masturbation is not mentioned in the Bible or Book of Mormon".
Because of its divine institution for the propagation of man, the seed is not to be vainly ejaculated, nor is it to be damaged, nor is it to be wasted.
Scholars such as Raj Bhala and Kathryn M. Kueny say that Clement's statement includes both coitus interruptus and masturbation, the acts which make "injury to nature". Younger considers that Clement speaks about masturbation as well "masculine women and effeminate men" in his Paedagogus, make mention of violating the nature "to have sex for any other purpose than to produce children".
Curran claimed that "the fathers of the Church are practically silent on the simple question of masturbation". Mielke stated James A. Brundage 's view as: Catholic academic Giovanni Cappelli undertook a study "concerning the problem of masturbation during the first millennium.
Among his conclusions are: Brundage offers a differing view on the fourth point. He believes that neither pagan nor early Christian writers had paid much attention to these matters because they "apparently considered them trivial"  Thomas Laqueur agrees.
He notes that, "The ancient world cared little about the subject; it was a backwater of Jewish and Christian teaching about sexuality.
In fact, solitary sex as a serious moral issue can be dated with a precision rare in cultural history; Laqueur identifies it with the publication of the anonymous tract Onania in about Masturbation is a creation of the Enlightenment, of some of its most important figures, and of the most profound changes it unleashed.
It worried at first not conservatives, but progressives.
It was the first truly democratic sexuality that could be of ethical interest for women as much as for men, for boys and girls as much as for their elders.
Keenanargues that as monastic communities developed, the sexual lives of monks came under scrutiny from two theologians, John Cassian — and Caesarius of Arles —who commented on the "vices" of the 'solitary' life.
Cappelli claims that "their concerns were not with the act of masturbation, but with the monks who vowed chastity. The monks' promise made masturbation an illicit act; the act itself was not considered sinful. Cassian considers "nocturnal emission" a very important problem as it is an indication of "carnal lust " and, if a monk still has not overcome it, "his religious life and his salvation might well be in peril".
In his Sermons, Caesarius considers "any sexual longing, to say nothing of deliberate self-stimulation, a serious sin and placed it on an even footing with adultery or excessive indulgence in sex by married persons".Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products.
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