This can be done by pure imagination or by pictures or movies or stories or real persons. For now I rest my vote on the inevitable sexual images which accompany masturbation and which turn women into sexual objects. From Jesus' own lips, "Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner" (John NKJV).
These images always involve women as sexual objects. The sexual thoughts that enable masturbation do not help any man to treat women with greater respect. Remaining pure is very difficult; our society, from every direction, inundates our senses with sexually oriented images. in fact, since He designed and made us, He is intimately familiar with what we are going through. although there's no way of proving this, in your heart of hearts, do you think that Jesus masturbated? According to this passage, Jesus did what He saw His Father do. God the Father does not masturbate and Jesus never did either!
You may find this hard to believe, and maybe even difficult to accept, but according to this passage, Jesus (by becoming fully human) experienced for Himself the very temptations that you are currently experiencing ... "The purpose of My life is to glorify My Father in the heavens." As followers of Jesus, should our purpose statement be any different? Masturbation is meant to please self; it is not meant to draw attention to God's magnificent glory.
Paul confirms that by saying, "Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." (1 Corinthians NKJV) This leaves us to answer the question ... Therefore, because we can be sure that God (Father and Son) do not masturbate and masturbation does not glorify God (although not specifically named as such), to answer your question, masturbation is a sin.
If your child is made to feel guilty for exploring her body, or made to feel that what she's doing is dirty or naughty, she may associate sexual or pleasurable feelings with guilt and shame.
"If a parent is really bothered by it," Zweiback says, "it says more about what the parent learned growing up than it does about the child.
Young children masturbate for the same reason that older children (and adults) do: It feels good! Your child is learning to run, jump, throw, pump a swing, draw, and (probably) use the toilet regularly.
(A young child who's been sexually abused is more likely to become withdrawn or suddenly have trouble sleeping.) That said, young children masturbate because it feels good, and the good feelings can be as pleasurable for her as they are for adults.
If you can't ignore it or laugh it off, distraction is your best bet.
Masturbation is a lot like nose-picking — she does it because she's bored, because her hands are free, and because she can.
Lots of people grow up with conflicting feelings about sex, and finding a place where you can talk these feelings through with other adults will help you handle these issues now and in the future." AAP.
" First, let's take a look at what defines masturbation and the heart of the issue.