As a teenager, I was repeatedly interrogated by my bishop about masturbation. I lied and felt horrible about it. I thought there was something wrong with me. I thought I would be looked down on if anyone knew the truth. the guilt was always weighing down on me. I thought I was a horrible person pretending to be good. now, as an adult, I realize I was normal and being asked those questions was entirely inappropriate. If i had not been taught that the normal process of becoming an adult was shameful and evil, it would have saved me years of self loathing and guilt. I wasn’t bad, I was normal.