Believe it or not, I've been asked many times if self-loving is cheating and about its potential negative impact on relationships and each time I thin...
You may not believe in networking, kid, but like gravity, it believes in you, so instead of shaming yourself, why don't you get good at it and start, you know, achieving your professional goals?
"Left to rely on what I heard, I expected to feel something akin to a sonic boom followed by that sparkly thing twilight "vampires" do."
When I was 10 years old, I confessed to a girlfriend that I liked to touch my breasts until my nipples got hard. She replied, "Ew!" But isn't the first and truest love self-love? Thankfully, we have come a long way from the days of my youth.
As a 30-year-old, I do still wake in panic now and then, checking my pajama pants after having fallen asleep to a replay of Splash on TBS.
I think we can all agree that life is sacred, and we must do everything we can to ensure that potential life is protected.
Babies are supposed to be pure and according to Congressman Burgess from Texas, boy babies are masturbatin' all the time. Yuck, if you ask me.
It took a while, but it seems that conservatives have finally found and issue that will get them to stop saying really, really stupid things about rape!
One night, when I was about 13-years-old, my dad caught me doing unspeakable things to myself and said, "You know, if you keep that up you're going to go blind." And I said, "Dad, I'm over here."
The mental health profession, not content with trying to solve real problems, has over the years proposed solving imaginary ones. The current debate is over the right to even try to cure homosexuality. The adage that there's no harm in trying doesn't hold. There is great harm in trying.
Attitudes toward choking the chicken have relaxed radically, and masturbation has finally come out of the cubicle, tissue paper stuck to its shoe. It is no longer the subject of mass moral panics and crackdowns. We even have a National Masturbation Month and charity masturbate-a-thons.
In the past month I was inseminated for the first time, masturbated in a circle with 10 naked women and watched myself onscreen in an interactive documentary. None of these things is particularly strange for me. However, I do feel like I've been in a blender on the high setting.
May is National Masturbation Month, which is intended to reduce the stigma surrounding the discussion and practice of masturbation. You've probably been observing it all along without even realizing it. But LGBT people should pay particular attention to it, for two reasons.
My mother snapped, "Why would anyone buy the cow when they can have the milk for free?" To be compared to livestock made me feel like a useless possession. I had intelligence, right? I had wit and a depth of emotion and experiences to share. Surely my modesty wasn't the only bargaining chip?
How old is too old to have sex? 50? 70? 90?
Betty Dodson has done more for masturbation than anyone I know. Her workshops and books, particularly Sex for One, have helped countless women connect with themselves as ground zero for pleasure.