WARNING: This post contains a topic of a sacred sexual nature and is intended for married couples only. Reader discretion is advised.
Today we address this potential obstacle:
Sex toys are for masturbating, and masturbation is against gospel doctrine.
The council in the Church that’s given against masturbation is directed to those who are single and in the context of outside of marriage, and is not necessarily aimed at those who are married. For more information, please read the example I give of this in my article “From a distance: Masturbation in the LDS marriage”.[i]
As discussed previously, sex toys can also be used to perpetuate a solo masturbation habit in marriage, but this often is an abuse of sex toys. Toys should never replace sexual activity with your spouse – only facilitate it.
Mutual masturbation in marriage is not against gospel principles when used as a tool to bond you intimately as husband and wife. When used with this spirit of the law in mind, it is a wholesome exercise of our sacred procreative powers in the bounds the Lord has set.
[i] “From a Distance: Masturbation in the LDS Marriage”. One of many blogs regarding masturbation I have written, and very appropriate here: http://ldsmarriagebed.blogspot.com/2011/05/from-distance-masturbation-in-lds.html