The Boys' Growing Up in the Lord

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Question

I have a few questions.

  1. Is masturbating wrong? I've read some places that it is a sexual act outside of marriage and therefore wicked.
  2. This question has to do with my body. I'm 18, but my body isn't shaped like a man's yet. I have basically no hair on my body, I still have really big, well, "man boobs" and my penis is very small. Am I just developing at a much slower pace, or is there something wrong with me?

Thank you again for your help.


Answer

Sexual acts with another person whom you are not married is wrong. The Bible doesn't call masturbation right or wrong. See: Is masturbation sinful or not?

Since you are masturbating, some development has taken place. I can't comment on what you perceive has your shape, little body hair, breast size and penis size because these are all relative terms. What you might consider little, small or big may still be within the range of normal. Since I can't see you, I can't verify your observations. You can talk to your doctor about these things because he can see you.