Many of you may know what I am referring to here, I never knew what blue balls were till I felt the pain deep in my lower stomach in high school and I asked a friend if his man parts every hurt so bad that his gut hurt. He said “dude it is called blue balls!”

You may have read the past posts on masturbation, they are pretty intense. Today I would like to take that conversation a little further, I would just like to focus on stopping masturbation. Yes that is it.

Here are a some practical reasons from Mark Driscoll’s online book to stop cold turkey and endure blue balls….I do not necessary fully agree with every point he makes, do not freak out, i do agree with them all just not fully…these will make you think…

First, masturbation can be a form of homosexuality because it is a sexual act
that does not involve a woman. If a man were to masturbate while engaged in other
forms of sexual intimacy with his wife then he would not be doing so in a homosexual
way. However, any man who does so without his wife in the room is bordering on
homosexuality activity, particularly if he’s watching himself in a mirror and being turned
on by his own male body.

Second, masturbation is a form of monosexuality because it is sex that does not
include another person. Since sex is given for such purposes as oneness (Gen. 2:24),
intimate knowledge (Gen. 4:1), and comfort (2 Sam. 12:24), having sex with oneself
seems to miss some of the significant biblical reasons for sexual intimacy.

Third, masturbation is often done in haste because of the mortifying embarrassment of possibly getting caught in the act. Subsequently, masturbation encourages a man to become a notorious minute-man who will not be well skilled in the self-control necessary to satisfy a wife.

Fourth, masturbation can establish a pattern of laziness. If a single man wants to
have an orgasm, he needs to first become a man and undergo the hard work of courting
and marrying a woman. If a married man wants to have an orgasm, he needs to first
undergo the hard work of loving, leading, and romancing his wife. But, lazy men are
prone to rub one out in the shower each morning rather than undergo the labors usually
associated with responsible masculine married life.

Read more here

I am not one to get all legalistic but God has better things than masturbation out there…it may be blue balls for the time being. But is is worth it….