I could say so much but I’ll keep it simple. I was indoctrinated into Mormonism as a child, I believed it because it was the only perception of reality offers to me. The LDS church taught me to hate myself when I was about 13 years old. I was lucky to get good kind bishops, but just the fact that the church pits itself against masturbation and paints it as an evil thing it infected my brain and made me think the same thing. I’m 24 and still struggle with my sexuality even though I’ve completely left the church. I realize that my experience was not as painful as many, but I think that all members who are taught to think that these natural processes are evil are affected very negatively. The church needs to change its stance because it is actively damaging so many of its members.