Theologically-informed Education About Masturbation: A Male Sexual Health Perspective

Volume
Volume 36
Issue
Winter 2008
Title
Theologically-informed Education About Masturbation: A Male Sexual Health Perspective
Abstract

The Bible presents no clear theological ethic on masturbation, leaving many young unmarried Christians with confusion and guilt around their sexuality. Moreover, with only a sin-based vocabulary for discussing masturbation, those with compulsive masturbation patterns are apt to avoid disclosing problems because of shame and thus risk escalating in compulsivity. We present a discursive educational approach for talking to college-aged Christian men about masturbation. Utilizing theological, psychological and sociological perspectives, this approach equips college-aged Christian men with the knowledge and critical thinking ability to work out an informed personal position on masturbation. We consider these perspectives followed by preventive and therapeutic implications for young men dealing with the early stages of sexual compulsivity.

Authors
Dr. A.W. Kwee and D.C. Hoover
Pages
258 - 269
Price
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