Journal of Religion and Health

pp 1–6

Masturbation: Scientific Evidence and Islam’s View

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10943-013-9720-3

Cite this article as:
Hoseini, S.S. J Relig Health (2013). doi:10.1007/s10943-013-9720-3


Masturbation is the stimulation of sexual organs usually to the point of orgasm with an essential autoerotic component. Due to the high prevalence of this sexual behavior, it was and still is a matter of debate if masturbation is a normal action without any side effects and even if it is advantageous or it is associated with side effects necessitating public education how to avoid it. In addition, it is a common question if masturbation is religiously lawful or not. In this study, I assess the results of scientific studies about this sexual behavior and also shed some light on the Islam’s view about it.



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HannoverGermany