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What Does Judaism Say About Masturbation?

Excerpts from Jewish scriptures that speak about masturbation

Bereishit 38:8-10 "And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and conceive her, and raise up seed unto thy brother. Onan knew that he would not have the seed and that if he came to his brother’s wife and corrupted the land, he would not give his brother any seed." Onan was punished.

Masechet Nida 13a

Anyone who expels a layer of semen to nullify must die as it is said  (Genesis 10: 10)

These verses are a direct indication that  Judaism is against male masturbation

Can Jewish Woman Masturbate?

The strong views that Judaism holds towards masturbation, do not hold true for the female population. There are no restrictions on female masturbation mentioned in the scriptures

However, there is a prohibition on women engaging in lustful/sensual behaviours due to “Das Yehudis” (Jewish Practice), as it is explained in Ketubot 72a.

What Does Judaism Say About Pornography?

Sex can be the most enriching expression of human love and the most creative act open to humankind. Sex outside marriage is wrong, in Judaism, whether it is real or stimulated.