Results Of Masturbation?

Masturbation for the monks and nuns is prohibited by the vinaya. It is not prohibited for layman and laywomen.

What are the kammic results of masturbation?

Is it bad to masturbate as a lay person?

Does masturbation lead to the four apayas?

Is daily masturbation bad?

Is daily masturbation bad even when controlled?

Is masturbation something that should never be done at all?

Will masturbation hinder attainment of stream-entry?

Can one attain stream-entry even when one masturbates regularly?

Is masturbation something to be never done in uposotha days?

Should it be done more than once daily?

Should it be done 6 out of 7 days?

Does it lead to the animal realm?

Does it lead to the hell realm?

Does it lead to the peta realm?

Does it hinder attainment of the jhanas?

Does it lead to a female rebirth?

Is it bad even though it’s done in restraint?

Is it fine to do every now and then for lay people?

Does it generate bad kamma?

Does it generate habitual kamma if done daily?

If it generates habitual kamma if done daily then does it lead to the animal, peta or hell realm?

It would be for my lasting welfare and happiness if this was clarified, thank you all.

As far as precepts are concerned. It is not a problem. However, there are courses of actions that are not wholesome that stay inline with the precepts. Gambling and going to legal prostitutes (with a caretaker/pimp) is not good to do and listed as ways to lead to the downfall by the Buddha (parabhavo). However, they are not against precepts.

Eating 1 kg of chocolate cake is allowed within the precepts (even for a monk). That does not mean it is good for you. We would call this indulging in the sensual pleasures. This includes a lay person’s sex with a legit wife.

When it comes to samsara and its escape. It is always best to refrain from such activities. Is that expected and easy to do? No. That is why they are not precepts. If you break one precept it is easy to break others. So the rules are simple for lay people to get 100%.
Yet even still, most people have problems with the 5 precepts. You are always welcome to upgrade to 5 precepts with celibacy. It is a practice. You can also do 8 precepts with celibacy.

A word of warning. Would you want to marry any woman you fantasize about? It is a strong act of wishing coupled with physical action and heavy pleasure. Next life, she could be a dog and you can be one of the many trying to get in.

I write about the 3rd precept extensively with a multi-life view.


Wow, Bhante… It was enlightening in a sense. I’ll definitely re-read it a couple more times to jot it down my memory. The work on that pdf is without a doubt, worthy of praise!

My question is, what if the woman/women you fantasize about are fictional? What happens then?

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It is still probably a type of woman you don’t want to marry. Be careful what you wish for. Even if it is the right type. You still don’t want it if you are really serious. It is still wishing to be with “something”/someone. As a monk, I take the most extreme way when I explain these things. For lay people… as I said before… many things are considered “normal” but that does not mean it perpetuates dukkha and samasara.


Well it’s make me worried bhante …we do fantasies but we want it as a human birth or Deva birth…but yes mind and kamma may be not working that way…vipaka is uncontrollable i think