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Nicky NK
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There is an interesting thing going on in our society today. Masturbation is considered tabboo in the society, and I know several parents whose daughters and sons are my friends and who masturbate, and that they (the parents) would be mortified if they knew that. this makes little if any sense. I mean, just look at TV! there are sexually explicit and socially degrading commercials on channels that anyone, child, teen, adult, or even an unfortunate toddler can see (The Paris Hilton Karl's Jr. commercial, all the erectile dysfunction commercials, like that one with 'bob', i forget what the name is, the poledancing body wash commercial, and many, many others!) yet, with all *this* crap on tv, somebody dares get outraged when you mention masturbation, reference to it, or even suggest it! recently, i was outraged to find that one of my favorite shows (the simpsons) had been rated "TV-14", almost certainly for the single mention of masturbation! and yet, if you look at the rest of tv, "TV-PG" shows Friends, Seinfield, Everybody loves Raymond, or others like them, they mention sex in a derogatory way all the time, and nobody cares! in fact, they laugh! It just doesnt make sense! *loud, exasperated sigh*

Any opinions on this topic? i am open to hear any, negative or positive!

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i think that masturbation is a real taboo as even over here. i think that its something that is very personal to somebody, which is maybe why people dont feel that they can talk about it. From my point of view, im pretty comfortable with it and dont mind talking about it. Having sex is something which you are able to share with somebody else, i would think, if you can share it with one person you could share it with others. I also think that masturbation is about discovering yourself and finding out how others can help that. I take your point about the media and this issue also though. Do you think that the media is more open about this because they dont have to speak to people directly?

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