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IslamQA: Is showering (ghusl) necessary after masturbation? (male and female)

Can you still pray after you masturbate? Or do you need to take a shower?

If the masturbation involves ejaculation (whether you are male or female), then performing ghusl becomes obligatory. You cannot pray until you perform ghusl.

But if there is no ejaculation, then a person can pray without performing ghusl.

Follow-up question: for the females (yes there are females who masturbate), does reaching climax or orgasm the same as ejaculating? Like, if one reaching climax, but no ejaculation, does she has to perform ghusl afterwards? Thank you.

Thank you for your question. According to the Qatari Fatwa Authority, orgasm itself does not necessitate ghusl if no manī is ejaculated by the man or woman. For more on a woman’s manī please see this previous answer.

There is, however, something called retrograde ejaculation, where the ejaculation takes place but does not come out immediately. For example if an hour or more later the person urinates and finds some ejaculate in their urine, then the ejaculation has taken place. In such a case, I believe that ghusl is necessary even though no ejaculation took place during the orgasm.

Source on ghusl not being necessary if a woman orgasms without ejaculation during masturbation:

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Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

Follow-up question: for the females (yes there are females who masturbate), does reaching climax or orgasm the same as ejaculating? Like, if one reaching climax, but no ejaculation, does she has to perform ghusl afterwards? Thank you.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Is ghusl necessary or we can just wash body?

Moeez
Moeez
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Same question

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Is ghusl necessary after masturbation,? Can’t we just have a body wash(excluding hair wash)?
Also please mention the disadvantages of it. Thank you!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Is it necessary to ghusl every time after ejaculation or can it be done once?

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

If a woman has a medical condition where she requires certain finger exercises in order to consummate her marriage without having an orgasm, is it necessary for her to shower before prayers? Please help.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Is ghusl necessary if the sperm doesen’t go out of the hole

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1 year ago

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khawaja Shahzad
khawaja Shahzad
1 year ago

thank sir. i like your islamic conversations and appreciate them. my pray is that may you live with peace. may Allah be happy with you.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

I wanna ask that if female do a mastrubation and after mastrubation she wears a pure and clean cloth like jacket or scarf without taking bath first. Does the newly clean cloth will need a wash to? It will become impure too just cuz i wear it after mastrubation without taking bath?

Yusuf inuwa
Yusuf inuwa
1 year ago

How can a person stop watching porn videos and masturbate…….

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  Yusuf inuwa

Masturbate without watching porn

Man of sins
Man of sins
4 months ago

If a person himself done masterbation then showering is necessary or not in Islam

Man of sins
Man of sins
4 months ago
Reply to  Man of sins

Plz reply me

Anonymous Muslim
Anonymous Muslim
1 month ago

This was helpful If the masturbation involves ejaculation (whether you are male or female), then performing ghusl becomes obligatory. You cannot pray until you perform ghusl.