If not grave matter, lying is a venial sin. Masturbation The gravity is measured by, " the affective immaturity, force of acquired habit, conditions of anxiety or other psychological or social factors that lessen, if not even reduce to a minimum, moral culpability. "
Hi Father, I know that masturbation is a mortal sin, but are their any circumstances that would make it a venial sin? For example, I am and 18 year old girl and masturbate. Since I am still physically a virgin, would this still count as masturbation?
Is Masturbation a Sin? Dear Father, Is Masturbation a sin? If it is, is it a Venial or Mortal sin? I personally do not think it is a sin, but would like to hear from you.