The Catholic Case for Masturbation

The Catholic Case for Masturbation

The Catholic Case for Masturbation

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July 8 2009 8:47 AM

The Catholic Case for Masturbation

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church , masturbation is "intrinsically and gravely disordered." That's because "sexual pleasure is morally disordered when sought for itself, isolated from its procreative and unitive purposes."

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But what if playing with the equipment helps you make babies? Dr. David Greening, an Australian infertility expert, reports that 81 percent of the men in his study significantly improved their sperm quality , as measured by DNA fragmentation, through a simple one-week program. According to a summary of the study, "The men were instructed to ejaculate daily."

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