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Question #70392 posted on 01/05/2013 1:04 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

My home ward is primarily made up of military people, though my family is not. Over Christmas break while I was visiting, my mom told me that their last bishop (who is military himself and a professional psychologist/counselor) said that masturbation is okay for LDS military members who are deployed overseas for long periods of time away from their spouses. It doesn't apply to me or my husband, so I guess it's just curiosity, but have you ever heard this before? I definitely haven't.

-Seems strange


Dear Paprika,

I have never heard this before and I am willing to state this is not official Church policy.

However, if it's a situation someone is actually in, clearly the specifics should be discussed with their bishop.

-Marguerite St. Just