Immanuel Kantwho was raised as a Pietistwhen writing on masturbation, argued that, " When you feel guilty, vulnerable and unsure, it is hard to acknowledge to others you are doing something and so initiate a discussion to ask for help and more satisfactory answers. They treated female masturbation in much the same way as the male act, although they were more censorious of female sexual play that involved dildos and other mechanical aids than they were of male use of mechanical devices in masturbation. Dr Bates is to be congratulated for his courage in raising this important debate about masturbation which needs far more open discussion in Christian circles than it receives. It consists, then, in this: Women were encouraged to practice massaging techniques upon themselves, but were also instructed to avoid thinking sexual thoughts if experiencing a feeling of pleasure.
Human Sexuality and its Problems.
What the Bible Says about Masturbation
There are ongoing debates about sexual ethics between liberal and conservative pastors in the German church. Ultimately I think that it is much better to resist the temptation to masturbate. An American evangelical, James Dobsonhas stated: Some maintain that sex with a partner does not do this because the partners replenish each other's qi. The Book of Gomorrah: Jews historically shared the abhorrence of male masturbation that characterized other societies. The monks' promise made masturbation an illicit act; the act itself was not considered sinful.