I have felt terrible about myself and, too humiliated to talk to my Bishop about the problem, decided it was something I would work on myself.But the desire hasn’t gone away and the thoughts haven’t gone away.
I have gotten over that nonsense and have bought my own house and done a lot of “grown up” things I had put a hold on because I wasn’t married.One young man came to me to be interviewed for a mission. It indicates slavery to the flesh, not that mastery of it and the growth toward godhood which is the object of our mortal life.He admitted nothing wrong except what he called a "little" masturbation. In the meantime, his conscience had pricked "a little." The next week he admitted he had done a "little" petting, nothing more. Our modern prophet has indicated that no young man should be called on a mission who is not free from this practice.Prosecutor Marcus Harry told the court: “He was seen for about 10 minutes with his hands down his trousers and in his pocket with his hands moving around.“They formed the view he was performing a sex act.”The incident put Freitas in breach of a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) he had been handed for exposure in 2010, which also took place in a supermarket, the court heard. Many would-be authorities declare that it is natural and acceptable, and frequently young men I interview cite these advocates to justify their practice of it. It indicates slavery to the flesh, not that mastery of it and the growth toward godhood which is the object of our mortal life.