why me wrote:
But they are drawbacks to masturbation. First, a young person might want the real thing to take its place.
Odds are if someone wants to, they can find a partner. I'd actually prefer young kids to be masturbating rather than having premarital sex. Wouldn't you?
Two, masturbation can be an addictive habit.
I suppose it can.
Three, it does not make one more connected to the the outside world, since solitary sex is done alone.
It's not like people are sitting in their rooms for 12 hours a day doing this thing (although there are probably some who do). The majority probably have as much of a social life as most any other people.
Fourth, it can miss the with divine plan of creation.
Again, if people can have sex they will. Masturbation is just backup.
Sixth, very few women would accept such a practice as regular part of the marriage ie, very few women want masturbating bears for husbands.
Ladies do it too. What about men? Do they want masturbating sows (to go along with the analogy. A female bear is a sow).
And the positives. First, it allows a person to receive some aspects of sexual release safely. Two, it gives a feeling of pleasure to the body. Three, I just can't think of a third example.
3) Improved sense of self-worth
4) Physical benefits
5) Psychological benefits
6) Safe alternative for young people to premarital sex
And no one has addressed the point of church leaders telling people what they can and can't do in their private. Any LDS want to take a crack at whether Packer should be making "little factory" speeches when he isn't a doctor?