Sociologically, masturbation is "normal" in that most people at some time in their lives practice it more or less. It becomes a desperate all-or-nothing situation. The Hebrew text is not specific enough for us to be certain. Our bodies are to be offered to God. Although deliberately feeding on lustful thoughts and acting them out in one's mind is "already adultery" in the heart, according to Jesus, temptation which is not acted upon does not constitute sin. There is no way that he can eliminate it himself. I have intentionally highlighted in yellow what the author continues to reinforce, which may be helpful to you, the reader:
Is Masturbation A Sin?
Portions of Leviticus are designed to protect against sexually-transmitted diseases, and much of Leviticus contains the "holiness codes" for sexual conduct which were imparted to mankind as part of the Law of Moses. If a man lies with a woman and has an emission of semen, both of them shall bathe themselves in water and be unclean until the evening. Luther says that if you cannot stop masturbating then you must get married. He again emphasizes that marriage is a necessity for those who cannot control themselves. The montage is also used to connote time passing:
Acts Archive: Masturbation, What Does the Bible Say?
Because the burning, even if no act were to result from it, is still lost chastity, because it is held to not from desire and love, but from great dislike, unwillingness, and pressure. But it is unscriptural to claim that all sexual thoughts are sinful because the Bible never says such a thing. Kellogg, Graham and the Crusade for Moral Fiber. The New Testament doesn't give us any specific guidelines about sexual thoughts, but it does tell us to keep our thoughts wholesome and pure Philippians 4: Don't both desecrate and betray the image of God, and undermine the marriage bond?
The sin is in the method that we use for fulfilling our sexual desires, and the Bible never says or implies or hints that masturbation is a sin. Many people marry because of sheer immaturity, to seek sensual pleasure and satisfy it. Increasingly more people feel little or no compunction about masturbating. Judah had three sons, Er, Onan and Shelah. At any rate, it is interesting that in an area in which Ellen White has garnered more than a little criticism for her statements, medical science has now documented that she was correct after all. Obsessive masturbation is unhealthy, and leads to compulsive lust.