This is one of my favorite songs in the world. I wanted to share it with everyone because it goes hand in hand with what I discussed in my last post - loving and accepting yourself. Enjoy, my friends!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
“We know that more than seventy to eighty percent of women masturbate, and ninety percent of men masturbate, and the rest lie. – Joycelyn Elders
Okay, people. It’s been a while since I have posted. I know, I know. Bad Mia. I am going to have to work on it.
Today’s post is going to touch on a very touchy subject. Yes, that was intended to be a pun. LOL. Anyway, I think that masturbation is something that is very important to the overall health of a person (Before you ask, yes, I was told this by a person who is an expert on sexuality and health – both physical and mental!) People like to trash it, joke about it, or treat it like some dirty, little secret. Well, you know what? I have a secret that I must share with anyone who will listen: PEOPLE MASTURBATE! IT FEELS GOOD! GET THE FUCK OVER IT!
Well, that was more than one secret, but you get the general idea. I was raised in a home where masturbation was bad. I don’t mean a little bad. I mean Mia will get her ass whipped – and not in a good way, bad. It was not discussed because it wasn’t done. It doesn’t exist. When it did come up, it was always, “Only horny teenage boys masturbate, Mia.” Or “You’ll go to hell if you masturbate.” Or “It doesn’t feel good.” (That was my personal favorite) Seriously, this BS was peddled to me – for years!
“The only thing about masturbation to be ashamed of is doing it badly.” – Sigmund Freud
If you are told this crap for years, you will get a complex about masturbation. You are not going to want to do it. Well, at least, I got that way for a while. I felt like someone was watching what I was doing and they were going to arrest me for being a “dirty” girl. That is a major mood-kill.
As I grew older, I grew wiser. What a novel concept!!! I discovered that I do like to masturbate. Let me rephrase that – I love to masturbate. No one is watching me, and, if they are, I better give them one helluva show. Hehehe.
So, what exactly is wrong with masturbation? Why does it have such a negative connotation? Why must society treat it like something so taboo? I know a little about the taboo, and this is not it, people! Move on. If I want to touch myself, it’s no one’s business but mine (and anyone reading this post).
“Don’t knock masturbation – it’s with someone I love.” –Woody Allen
I have no answer to a single one of these questions. No clue. I’m not even sure that I want to know because the answers are going to come from someone who is narrow-mind and will not listen to my thoughts or beliefs. I will be the first person to have a deep, in-depth conversation with someone, but they must at least respect me enough to hear my side too. Maybe that is what always bothered me in my household. I was never given enough freedom or respect to explore who I am in every way. Maybe that is why it is so liberating to be the way that I am, now. Maybe that is why I’m such a pervert. No, not that one. This is inherent. Just me. Anywhoo, I’m getting off topic.
The point to this post, other than getting to rant and rave about something that pisses me off, is that no one should be ashamed of masturbation. No one should be ashamed of anything about themselves. You are who you are. You are what you are. No one can take that away from you. Don’t let them.
As I walk down this writing journey, I find myself more every day of my life. Writing is something I love, but it has transformed. It is about me loving me. It is about me accepting me. This is mine. Period. Exclamation point. That’s all she wrote.
Don’t misunderstand me, once I have completed a story (and hopefully published it), it is no longer just about me. I won’t claim that I don’t want to share it with all of you and anyone else who wants to read it; however, when I’m going through the actual process of writing, my focus is on being true to the characters and to myself.
So, in essence, masturbation is symbolic. I guess. When I’m involved in self-pleasure, it is about me (and the luscious fantasies in my head). The moment that I’m done, it is about sharing the wealth. Don’t be dirty, people! LOL. I’m referring to the fact that masturbation does have a drastic effect on my mood which affects people around me. Wow, this is a bad analogy. I’m just going to shut up before I dig my hole any deeper. Anyone got a shovel? Oh, good! There is one.
I am going to wrap this up, my friends. Hopefully, everyone is having a great Thursday night. If not, I am going to throw in something gratuitous in honor of an upcoming movie. Here we go, Kellan Lutz in all his glory:
“Play with yourselves. Play with each other. Just don’t play with the squirrels, they bite.“ – Unknown
I couldn't resist. This is very appropriate. :)
(For Good Measure)