Masturbation is a topic that is highly sensitive, uncomfortable, and potentially embarrassing/ awkward. Those things notwithstanding, I feel strongly enough about it that I created a short video to express my thoughts on the matter. And let me reassure you that it is mature, tactful, and even appropriately and gently witty!
President Henry B. Eyring, or any of the LDS General Authorities, will never view this post. But Justin Biebz and Jaden Smith remind me to “Never Say Never!” So readers please know that if any apostle/ prophet/ Stake President/ Bishop/ employer/ long-lost cousin/WHOMEVER (!) ever did stumble (thanks Natasha B!) upon this video , I would not be uncomfortable. In other words, IT’S CLEAN, YA’LL! Check it stat:
and just a brief explanation of my outfit…
I don’t like this subject.
I am not a yucky girl.
I believe in agency.
I am fully aware that some will disagree with me.
I never intend to be preachy or judgmental.
But most importantly:
I strongly express that, whatever your religious beliefs/ life philosophies,
avoiding this type of behavior will bless your life!
Be Ye Clean…
(love this talk by President Gordon B. Hinckley by the way!)
Doctrine and Covenants 38:42
Do not do anything else that arouses sexual feelings… in your own body.
Here is a landmark talk by Elder Boyd K. Packer on the matter:
(as it’s title explicates, the address was given for young men only,
but I feel comfortable including it since it is available on LDS.org)
I love how President Packer is not obscene,
but is still very direct and doesn’t hold back
(boldness, but not overbearance…)
To conclude this post, I wish to bear testimony that,
no matter your age, gender, religion, or beliefs
you will be happier if you keep your mind
and body free of this activity!
And ask the Master for help if you need it.