However, with the onset of the contraceptive era in the 1960s, the Church's teaching on sexual morality, including its teachings on masturbation, came under strong criticism from certain elements within the Church herself.Priests, Catholic educators, and parents were strongly influenced by this rebellion and essentially stopped communicating the spiritual and psychological harm caused by compulsive masturbation. John Harvey, OSFS (1918-2010), responded to these errors and also described a pastoral approach to masturbation in his important paper "The Pastoral Problem of Masturbation" (Harvey 1993).
Among those shadowy brides he is: always adored, always the perfect love, no demand is made of his unselfishness, no mortification ever imposed on his vanity.
For it lacks the sexual relationship called for by the moral order, namely the relationship which realizes "the full sense of mutual self-giving and human procreation in the context of true love." (; Denzinger-Hünermann [Denz.-H] 2010, 688).
In 1665 the Holy Office referred to the sin of "pollution" — with the clear implication of masturbation (Denz.-H 2010, 2044).
The Church teaches that masturbation is driven by lust (For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality, that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God (1 Thess 4:3-5).
Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul (1 Pet ).
Paul in I Corinthians 6:9 (sexual immorality, idolatry, adultery, male prostitution, homosexual offenses) or in Galatians -21 (adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness).