Masturbation is a normal part of sexual expression. It can relieve stress and help a person determine what they enjoy sexually. If it becomes compulsive, however, it may become a problem. If this is the case, there are many ways a person can stop masturbating.
I was in elementary school—just a child—when I began masturbating. By junior high, I had added pornography to the mix. In high school, I was deeply engrossed in sexual addiction. Those were dark days for me. I wasn't a Christian, but even then, I knew I was in bondage to something dark. I was controlled by a lust I couldn't find freedom from, no matter how hard I tried to free myself from its grips.
At a certain point, they reached a part of the cave that was pitch-black. They never spoke of it again. Brandon self-identifies as straight.
I am a very devoted Christian and I have been masturbating for awhile when I heard about this discussion. I have heard some people say it is a sin and some it isn't both backed there answer with scripture. I do not watch porn and it a good stress reliever.