Masturbation is basically you exploring your own body and figuring out what you like and how you like it. God would never punish you for such a thing, why would he even give us the pleasure sensation if it was wrong to feel such a thing? The only thing you have to make sure is that your hands are always clean, touching yourself with hands that either have lotion or are not clean (lotions have chemicals in them that might not be the best to get to such a sensitive place), such things can cause infections or much worse. Always keep your area and your hands clean.
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Masturbation is one of the little proofs that God gave us to show us that he loves us and wants us to be happy. Yes, this world is horrible at times, so he gives us little pleasures to make up for it. Candy, orgasms, true friends, etc,
If god is all mighty and didn't want us masturbating he would of done something to stop us like taking away temptation or sexual pleasure therefore it is not a sin. Basically by masturbating you're combating sexual urges from going any further. I don't recommend telling your friend until you're in a close relationship and you're will to start a sexual relationship. The worst you can get from playing with yourself is an infection or thrush which isn't fatal. It's okay to feel guilty because your religion and culture tells you it's a bad thing. I don't feel the slightest bit guilty because it relaxes my sexual stress and urges so I can think like a regular person. Do it as much as you feel the need to.
This is a very interesting topic: I remember when we were discussing it in Bible College - it was awkward but very interesting. The Bible doesn't mention anything about masturbation. The only thing it came down to, was what you were "thinking" about while you were masturbating. You see, it's not really the action that's a sin - but your thoughts at the time. I'm sure you fantasize about people when you masturbate - this is the only thing that God is not ok with. You see, the thought and the act are one in the same with God:
"But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart." Matthew 5:28
But other than that, I didn't find anything wrong with masturbation at the end of the class (nor did anyone else really). My thoughts on it is just to be careful not to fantasize about people, and to make sure you don't give yourself a lust problem by masturbating too much. Remember, too much of something causes problems for you in the long run.
God loves you and I'm sure He's pleased that you're asking about this because you want to do things that pleases Him You'll do fine if your life is well-balanced.