What Does The Bible Say About Sex Toys?
The Bible does not specifically say anything about sex toys — not a single word.
In fact, terms like masturbation, dildos, or vibrators are not found anywhere within its texts — although to be fair, vibrators are a relatively recent invention.
(Dildos, on the other hand, have been around for centuries.)
While the Bible doesn’t address sex toys, there are, however, many passages within the Bible that can be construed as speaking out against masturbation or immoral acts, and by association, the use of sex toys.
For instance, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-6 says:
“It is God’s will that you should be sanctified; that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God.”
After reading that passage, it’s clear that sexual immorality and a loss of self-control are sins that are addressed in the Bible, which could be applied to the use of sex toys — but indirectly.
Galatians 6:8 NIV warns, “Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”
This is another passage that could be construed to relate specifically to masturbation or using sex toys — after all, the very act involves doing something to please your flesh.
That said, it could also apply to eating a piece of cake, taking a nap, or any other activity that makes you feel good.
Romans 13:14 NIV advises us to “clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.”
Again, this is open to interpretation.
If you’re thinking about using a sex toy, you’re also clearly thinking about how to gratify the desires of your flesh.
Lustful deeds that evoke physical pleasure are admonished throughout the Bible in far too many places to count.
In fact, lust is written about — repeatedly — in many other books, including Ephesians, Matthew, Peter, Proverbs, and perhaps most famously, Leviticus.
The book of Leviticus is full of instructions that relate to who (or what) people can have sexual relations with (and when) — but even that does not specifically state anything about objects like sex toys.
And if any book of the Bible was going to talk about sex toys like vibrators or dildos, we all know it would be Leviticus.