Catholic guilt is the reported excess guilt felt by Catholics and lapsed Catholics. The term "Catholic guilt" is considered as pejorative against Catholics and Catholic ethics in general. An overly scrupulous conscience is an exaggeration of healthy guilt. One might feel guilty for having hurt someone, and also ashamed of oneself for having done so.
How I Finally Stopped Feeling Guilty About Masturbation
Catholic Teaching on Masturbation: Straight Answers
The first step is to honor God with this decision and align your motives with His. Isaiah says God will not share his glory with another. In the story of Gideon, God reduced the size of his army so that when they won the battle Israel could not claim glory for itself. See Judges God does not want us to boast in ourselves or a program we follow. God works for his own glory.
Straight Talk About The Catholic Teaching on Masturbation
Guest Contributor. Sexual guilt is a struggle, which takes place within ourselves—self-imposed in our own minds. Sexual guilt holds us back from open, spontaneous, and authentic expressions because we hide inside a self-evaluating shell. It keeps us from expressing our sexual desires , and feeds on our pleasures by turning them into something that we perceive as unclean. The emotion of sexual guilt steals intimacy from lovemaking and makes sex impersonal, repetitious, and mechanical.
For some it was a parent scolding them and for others it was a Sunday school teacher or Pastor telling them that masturbation was a heinous sin the eyes of God. Perhaps it was the stories told of a man named Onan in the Bible who was killed for masturbating. Guilt is not a bad thing, if we are feeling it for actual sin. But often times as believers, we are made to feel guilty for things that are not sins. I am not saying all these teachers have nefarious motives.