They will undoubtedly assist many young men and couples in alleviating harmful guilt and pain… I hate the thing because it makes me lose my self control. The truth is, even when you’ve figured it all out, you will likely still sometimes fall into the trap of pornography. All good things in life take hard work, and most of them will require a change in you. Its about looking up and seeing what your missing, the person you could be. Pick yourself up by the boot straps and start making it better, by your own sweat. I only wish that the church did not foster the “trashy” feelings that it does in relation to these issues, but the more I learn about the church, the more I am certain that, almost invariably, these are the feelings that it fosters. i am a born again believer in Jesus, and i struggle with lust, lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, and masturbation is the spinoff of lust and porn also, i have done everything i know to do, regarding the bible, etc.I forget what is important to me and hunger for this thing that, aside from driving away your spirituality, interferes with your life in general. prayers, and it came to me to be chemically castrated.Once while discussing my problem with a Bishop at BYU (who compounded my guilt by convincing me I had an addiction), he confided in me that about half the boys in the elders quorum were dealing with pornography and working with him.That’s just the ones that had actually talked to him.Additional resources on the topic of Mormonism and sexuality: Pornography, Masturbation, Sex and Marriage in Mormonism (This is a Mormon Stories Podcast featuring a non-Mormon sex therapist) Part 1 and Part 2 Female Sexuality in the LDS Culture (This is a Mormon Expression Podcast) Short articles on Mormon Sexuality 50 page Research Paper (PDF) Historical Development of New Masturbation Attitudes in Mormon Culture Please let us know if you come across any other links you would like to see added here on this page!There are a lot of really good points and insights in these videos.The pain and anguish that comes from looking at pornography while being entrenched in Mormonism could have destroyed my teenage years.
And even though at times we fail, we come short, God can forgive us, and we shouldn’t loose hope. But Grace now leads to righteousness/holiness and results in eternal life. Chemical castration can cause cancer, and I don’t think you deserve that.I think it’s important not to punish yourself for it, or torment yourself.I think the devil will like us to focus and consume ourselves over this.After watching the first session of General Conference at the request of my parents these videos were a breath of fresh air. I believe that sex is a sacred thing to be enjoyed by a husband and wife alone, and pornography turns it into a game, and causes you to hunger for something that is not good. The church tells them they are horrible because of them.