Masturbation is something I think everyone has experienced many times, in their lives, and I'm quite sure...a LOT more, as I have, and still do. I often drive nude, and that helps keep me "alert", on those long trips, and it's hard for me, to NOT touch myself, and that usually ends up with me having an erection, which I enjoy "taking care of". It is very fulfilling, and something I do often, as I'm sure a lot of others do too, whether they are willing to admit it or not.
This thread has been going one for over two years and the verdict still remains, No.
I think we all have various reasons why. I have read articles, wish I saved the links, where it can be healthy as well.
Like everyone else, the frequency depends on the situation and it did increase last year for sanity purposes.
Agree wholeheartedly with Want2bfree. Masturbation is an integral and very important aspect and part of growing up and sex ed. It is healthy, normal, natural and educational. It is a learning process and experience to learn about one's body, what feels good and what doesn't. That way one can instruct, show one's partner how one wants to be pleased, etc.!! Kids should never be scolded, punished, etc. for experimenting with and exploring their bodies, on the contrary, they should be encouraged to do so!! The concept of it being "sinful", comes mainly from the story of Onan. Sin is a man-made concept, there is no sin in nature!!!
Kids should never be scolded, punished, etc. for experimenting with and exploring their bodies, on the contrary, they should be encouraged to do so!! The concept of it being "sinful", comes mainly from the story of Onan. Sin is a man-made concept, there is no sin in nature!!!
And most mistake "the sin of Onan" to masturbation. It wasn't that. It was failure to try to provide a male offspring on behalf of his late brother to his brother's widowed wife, who was still childless. Back then, there was no "safety net" for the elderly widows, so for them to be cared for, required the eldest son to take his mother in in her old age. (Thus why Jesus, as He was dying, assigned care for His mother Mary over to John, son of Zebedee, one of His disciples.) That was their version of "Social Security."
As an interesting aside, some members of the Jewish High Court, the Sanhedrin, question Jesus about this subject, with the hypothetical eldest brother marrying, dying childless, #2 marrying her and also dying childless, and so on till #7. "So, Jesus, whose wife will she be at the resurrection?" Now the irony of the thing was, the people who were challenging Him were "Saducees," a sect of Judaism which denied the resurrection and the existence of the spiritual world. Anywho. too long an answer.