Stay informed. What is lust? Paul wrote in Ephesians 4: Masturbation is not specifically declared to be sinful. Perhaps God did not mention masturbation the Bible because He is so aware of our sinful tendencies, our situations, our difficulties, etc.
Is it sinful?
A Biblical Perspective on Masturbation
They are merely carefully reasoned arguments. It is a primary shame and occurs in those with a libertarian upbringing as well as those from religious homes. We are not meant to keep them for ourselves. It seems to me that there must be a better approach. Masturbation coupled with fantasies about a loving future relationship with a long-term marriage partner can be healthy.