No offense to anyone, but the idea that any religion would ask me not to feel joy in self-love is really suspect.

Jerking off can become compulsive, sure, but the underlying problem is the same as with alcohol, drugs, shopping, the internet, etc. -- being compulsive as a way to deal with pain.


FYI: Also from Leviticus, "1. God told Moses to sacrifice the first born of humans and animals to him." No thanks.