I’ve been looking into the Biblical justification for No Fap. The Christian websites I visited agree that masturbation isn’t specifically mentioned in the Bible, although they also say it is one of the topics they are most frequently asked about. They go on to interpret various scriptures to mean “don’t masturbate,” but if they are correct I wonder why the 7th Commandment doesn’t make it this easy –

7 “You shall not commit adultery, and don’t masturbate.

I looked up both the Christian and Jewish definitions of adultery – Christianity defines it as a married man or woman having sex outside of the marriage. In Judaism, adultery is only a sin when a married woman has sex outside the marriage. A married man can have sex with a woman who isn’t his wife. Check it out.

I also looked up the definition of fornication – consensual sexual intercourse between two persons not married to each other – Link

Unless there’s a different meaning in Hebrew, fornication doesn’t include masturbation either.

So I’m not finding a compelling case for No Fap, on the other hand I think this is pretty clear cut –

1 Corinthians 7:3-5

3 The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife. 5 Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

Christians, is this how marriage law works in the lands that were once yours? It isn’t, is it? Is it possible men are looking at marriage and thinking “being single and deprived of sex is bad, but being married and deprived of sex is horrendously worse?”

It’s a tough situation, isn’t it?