Was this still a sin against the 6th commandment?
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I touched myself, but didn't get any pleasure out of it. Sin or no? I can't ask my priest, because he's out of town, but I'm not sure whether I should go to confession for this.
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#2
Yes you should. There's a difference between the temptation and the act itself. If you were tempted to do so, but did not, then you do not sin. But since you did commit the act, then you sinned, regardless of whether you didn't derive any pleasure out of it. Go to confession.
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#3
Hold on, just to clarify: were you bathing or something like that?
Obviously if it was for lustful purposes it was a sin.
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(08-20-2019, 12:53 PM)FultonFan Wrote: Hold on, just to clarify: were you bathing or something like that?
Obviously if it was for lustful purposes it was a sin.

No. I was basically trying to figure out my own anatomy, if that makes sense.
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(08-20-2019, 01:14 PM)Birdie Wrote:
(08-20-2019, 12:53 PM)FultonFan Wrote: Hold on, just to clarify: were you bathing or something like that?
Obviously if it was for lustful purposes it was a sin.

No. I was basically trying to figure out my own anatomy, if that makes sense.

There's no sin in touching yourself without lust or the desire for sexual pleasure (How can one clean oneself without touching oneself? How can one perform exams, like checking for growths or tumors on oneself, or use certain medicines, tampons, etc.? How can doctors do their jobs?). The human body isn't filthy. 

It's "missing the mark" -- sin -- when it goes to masturbation, engaging in lust, engaging in sexual activity outside of marriage, etc.

Catholics aren't Puritans.
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(08-20-2019, 01:14 PM)Birdie Wrote:
(08-20-2019, 12:53 PM)FultonFan Wrote: Hold on, just to clarify: were you bathing or something like that?
Obviously if it was for lustful purposes it was a sin.

No. I was basically trying to figure out my own anatomy, if that makes sense.

Well that would have been some helpful context lol
"The Heart of Jesus is closer to you when you suffer, than when you are full of joy." - St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Put not your trust in princes: In the children of men, in whom there is no salvation. - Ps. 145:2-3

"For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables." - 2 Timothy 4:3-4
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#7
Okay. I thought that giving in to any kind of curiosity about this area of the body was a sin.
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