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Christians: is it a sin to have sexual feelings?

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Question - (19 August 2009) 14 Answers - (Newest, 24 August 2009)
A female Nigeria age 26-29, *abi writes:

as a christian,having feelings of sex when growing up,is it sinful?

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A male reader, anonymous, writes (24 August 2009):

If you are feeling them to a person who is your husband, no it is not sin.

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A female reader, labi Nigeria +, writes (24 August 2009):

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Hi.I got all your answers and i must say they've been really helpful especially those from babymama,kahlan,rosy and virgin master.THANKS!

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A female reader, SirenaBlusera Mexico +, writes (22 August 2009):

SirenaBlusera agony auntI was raised strict Southern Baptist. I was never taught that sexual feelings are sinful. Every denomination is going to have a different view of things, but I think that they all agree that humans were created to have sexual feelings.

The other aunts are correct in saying that we're supposed to have sexual feelings, and that it's not sinful to have sexual feelings, per se. What would be sinful is if you were to have sex under the wrong circumstances.

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A male reader, VirginMaster South Africa +, writes (20 August 2009):

VirginMaster agony auntI'm not a christian. I'm a Pagan. I was taught it sex and sexual urges are natural. It is the way we are. it is good to have sexual urges. it means you have a sexual capacity. sex is precious and beautiful and sacred.

Your god said he created it to join two in one soul, and to make children. My gods say it was created for our pleasure and as a form of worship as to the perfection and beauty of everything that is natural.

I don't believe that sex could possibly be sinful unless you belong to someone, or you are forcing it upon someone.

If your god thought it was sinful to have sexual desire and sexual feelings, wouldn't he have forbid sex? Wouldn't he have created another way for you to reproduce?

Sex isn't wrong. sex isn't sinful - only lustful, and even loving if it's with one you love.

So go think about it. and come back to me

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A reader, anonymous, writes (20 August 2009):

im not religious but my answer to your question is no.sexual feelings are not 'sinful' dear they are natural x

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A male reader, anonymous, writes (20 August 2009):

No. Sexual urges are ok, it's just acting on them that's wrong. On the one hand we're told we're all sinners, yet we are told we must be saints. It is up to each one of us whether we go to the race, compete and are awarded medals. It is a daily, never ending struggle.

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A female reader, anonymous, writes (20 August 2009):

No I would say not, your only human you have feelings. Like one of the other aunt's said it's only a sin if you sleep around or do anything sexual before marriage.

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A reader, anonymous, writes (20 August 2009):

No.

God created sex why would it be sinful to have sexual feelings then?

God created sex to be a beautiful thing to be used in the right way!

Sinful is abusing sex and using it in the wrong way e.g. rape, incest, prostitution etc.

Sexual feelings and sex with the right person at the right time are fine ;)

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A female reader, babymama99 United States +, writes (19 August 2009):

babymama99 agony auntHaving sexual urges is normal for all human beings and is not a sin. But as Christians we must learn to control those feelings until marriage.

Talk to some trusted members of your church, you will see that ALL of them have these feeling. Young and Old alike. You are not alone.

Also it may help to try and stay away from some of the over the top sexually explicite material that we so often see in print and on TV now days. These things can stimulate the urges that you may feel.

God Bless!

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A male reader, Danielepew Mexico +, writes (19 August 2009):

Danielepew agony auntI used to be a Catholic. For your peace of mind, I was taught that sexual feelings are not a sin. Acting on them outside of marriage is. But, beyond that, what does your mind tell you? Sexual feelings are the result of the way you were built. Are you responsible for having them? No. You're only responsible for channelling them responsibly.

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A female reader, kahlan United Kingdom +, writes (19 August 2009):

kahlan agony aunt Having sexual feelings is completly natural-especially when puberty hits. Its part of life. It doesnt matter if your a Christian, Mueslim or a Jahovas Witness. It is part of being human. Never feel guilty for having sexual feelings.

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A female reader, Rosy United Kingdom +, writes (19 August 2009):

I assume you want to wait till youre married? The way you feel is normal as its the way God made you, but the sin is how you act on it...basically sleeping around, and having one night stands. Does this help?

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A reader, anonymous, writes (19 August 2009):

I'm not a Christian, but I can absolutely say NO, it is not 'sinful'. It's completely natural and normal, and your hormones are all over the place as a teenager, making those urges a tad harder to maintain. It's what you do with those sexual urges, that can determine whether it's considered 'sinful' or not. As I say, I'm not a Christian but it is down to what your personal/religious/moral beliefs are.

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A female reader, anonymous, writes (19 August 2009):

No it is natural to have sexual feelings, in nature some animals give off a sent or a sound etc when they are in season ready to mate. As a human we dont really give off scent or sounds as a sign of our need or ability to have sex but our body does give us signs personally that we are growing into an adult and experiencing feelings that are necessary to life in regards to reproducing.

It is not a sin you are doing nothing wrong dont worry.

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