Thursday, February 5, 2009

Masturbation Improves Personal And Public Health

From Slog:
The Passion 4 Christ Movement is proudly anti-gay (naturally), anti-fornicators (straight ones too!), anti-players (they tend to fornicate a lot), anti-divas (who do you think players be fornicating with?)—P4CM is even proudly anti-masturbators. And they're selling the t-shirts to prove it:

Yeah we said it... Nobody talks about it, but most people have done it or are still doing it. It's seems to be a rite of passage for both girls and guys into the world of sex. Some say masturbation is not a sin, some say that it is. But is it really okay in the eyes of God?

Arguing against sex before marriage is silly enough, but arguing against masturbation is just ridiculous. Masturbation is the best way for people to fulfill our sexual needs with no risk of disease or pregnancy. Any moral system that disapproves of masturbation is fundamentally flawed--it harms no one and benefits everyone.


This is just extremely sad:

(Via Towleroad.)

Attempting to convince people that their innate sexuality is sinful is a great way to get them to kill themselves. Studies show that familial acceptance is key to gay young people's mental health. Any policy that encourages families not to fully accept their gay members when they come out is quite literally promoting situations that lead to suicide.

Update II:

From, via a friend of mine:
Most people who have engaged in masturbation know that the culmination of this sexual act ends in shame. I don't have to share with you the thousands of emails of the admittance of this shame because you know all too well since you have experienced it yourself. Curled up in a fetal position, crying, because your bed is even more empty and you're lonelier than you did before you violated yourself...Because God never created sex so that you could gratify yourself. The dictionary defined masturbation as self abuse...the miss use of yourself. The mistreatment, the manipulation, the exploitation of YOU.

My friend comments:
I think he's doing it wrong.

Yeah, I can't think of a single time one of my masturbation sessions ended with me curled up in a fetal position and/or crying. Anyone who has had that happen should almost certainly seek professional counseling. Probably from a secular therapist.

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