To this we must respond that the world's norms in many areas—drinking, smoking, and sex experience generally, to mention only a few—depart increasingly from God's law. Numerous times have I visited with young people who have been advised to greatly limit their children. This is called a wet dream. Counsel in the field of chastity is simply: It comes back to their mind and they think, "Finally now, am I going to be able to tell? The Mormon faith, which I grew up in, abnormally focuses on sex and crosses the boundary of sexual abuse which it enacts on its members by shaming them and causing them to feel sinful for engaging in perfectly normal physiologic functions. Callister now a member of the presidency of the Seventy who spoke on the issue at a BYU-Idaho fireside.
On that note, pornography is not inherently bad or sinful either as visual stimulation and imagery is an important part of the male and to a lesser degree female arousal pathway.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and masturbation
Keep busy with things that are righteous. Working through this stuff can bring up a range of emotions including surprise, sadness, anger, shame, joy, relief, and more. I was raised in the LDS church. An online petition with more than 6, signatures urges The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 'to immediately cease the practice of subjecting children [ages 10 to 17] to questions about masturbation, orgasm, ejaculation, sexual positions or anything else of a sexual nature. One of the greatest of these is the use of pornography. Kimball taught that the law of chastity includes "masturbation In this way iniquity is condoned, and many people are kept from complying with the law whereby they could become clean and spotless before the Lord—in the process of which they would also gain the mental and spiritual peace that overcomes mental disorders.