can we all please get over our bodily hangups and realize that pleasurable things aren't evil? or at least, stop teaching children to feel ashamed and Bad and Wrong and Evil about it--? the fact that * I * was taught those things was a huge contributing factor to MAJOR psychological and emotional issues while i was growing up and it took YEARS for me to become comfortable with sexual partners, and even with MYSELF, along with a lengthy bit of counseling as well.
I am LDS - a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We're probably one of the most strict religions where chastity is concerned. I was always taught that the proper place for expression of sexual desires was within marriage. Any other expression of sexual desires (masturbation, viewing pornography, making out, groping, french kissing before marriage, fornication, etc.) was simply not OK. So it seems that based on what you said, I would be a prime candidate for sexual problems. Not so. When I got married, I jumped in with both feet and haven't had any problems at all. My dh had to convince me to slow down a little our first night