How many of you cringed reading that? If you did, then you still have some of your puritanical upbringing to blame.
It's been proven by science that masturbation is healthy. So why do we still wince when we see the word? What is it about getting ourselves off that makes us so squeamish?
I'm not asking because I have all the answers. On the contrary, it's something that even I have issues announcing to people. I even keep doing it a secret thing from my husband, and we've been together since 2009!
But maybe there's a reason I don't tell him. While I don't think it's something we should be ashamed of, I do think there's something that is very personal and very relaxing about exploring and experiencing our own bodies.
We're not under pressure to perform when we're engaged in this type of self love. We don't have to answer to any weird fantasies we have. We can take as long as we want (or as quickly as we want) to come and get it over-with.
I've been masturbating since before I even knew what masturbating was. All I knew about it was that when I rubbed against something in such a way, it felt good. It wasn't until later on that I realized I was masturbating!
So if it's something that is so natural, something that we inherently know how to do even before we can put a name to it, why then do we still think it's so naughty? Even people like me who are liberated, sexually, who have no issues with sex with other people, still feel awkward when admitting to another person that they masturbate.
I wonder what the deal is. Is it culture? Do you think we'll ever reach a point where it's openly accepted as something normal?
What do you think? Are you willing to admit that you do it, and if so, contribute to the conversation? Feel free to leave a comment!