5 reasons your doctor will ask you to masturbate! | The Times of India
Wells told a group of Church leaders that many of their young men had a masturbation habit called "self-abuse", "self-pollution", and "onanism" that was a great sin and would prevent marriage and lead to insanity and an early death. He stated that stake leaders should instruct and warn their congregations about it. Reuben Clark stated that those who teach that "self-pollution" a now obsolete euphemism for masturbation  is non-sinful are as bad as "the teachers who prostitute the sex urge". McConkie spoke strongly against masturbation in his Mormon Doctrine saying it was "condemned by divine edict" and among the "chief means" the devil uses "leading souls to hell".
Dr. Dobson’s initial letter regarding masturbation:
Sexual health - Sexual health basics Summary Masturbation is a safer form of sex that carries no risk of sexually transmissible infection or unplanned pregnancy. Being familiar with your own sexual responses helps you to communicate your wants and needs to your partner. Masturbation, or self-pleasuring, is touching and rubbing parts of your body for sexual pleasure, such as the penis, clitoris, vulva and breasts. It is a normal and healthy way for people to explore their own bodies and find out what feels good, where and how they like to be touched and how to achieve an orgasm. Some people think that only people without partners masturbate, but most people with regular partners still masturbate throughout their adult life.
It's normal for kids to touch themselves -- but parents don't always know how to respond By Susan McClelland Jun 8, Of all the surprises that came with being a mom, this was the biggest: My youngest, for instance, likes to splay her legs over the sides of the bathtub and caress her, well, you know. And when my other daughter was three years old, she frequently danced naked, running her fingers up and down her torso and in between her, well, you know.