Ive heard somewhere that buddhist people cannot masterbate is this statement true?
I hang out with a lot of Asian chicks at college, some of them are pretty hardcore Buddhist and get really involved with in the local community. it's cool.To answer your question: I don't think it'd wrong for Buddhists to masterbate or have sex before marriage... the ones I know endearingly call themselves closet freaks lol... and I know them to be some of the most... sensual partners out there. They had to learn somewhere
In reply to:In the Buddhist tradition, under the Five Precepts and the Eightfold Path, one should neither be attached to nor crave sensual pleasure. Masturbation is therefore neither forbidden nor encouraged http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masturbation