In the past few years, we seem to have passed a tipping point when it comes to masturbation. What was once taboo is now – quite widely – accepted as a positive and healthy part of your sexual life and, simply, your life. It’s a pleasant pastime, a great way to better understand your body and sexual style, and a fantastic stress reliever.
But can you get too much of that good thing.
I was out with a few friends last night and one woman confided something quite interesting. For years – and years, and years – she had never masturbated. She simply thought it was wrong and something that good girls did not do.
But then she saw the light. Enough friends told her she was being a prude that she decided to give it a whirl. And whirl she did. She loves it! To the point that she finds herself having a tough time keeping her impulses in check. She told us about a day in her life, recently: before getting out of bed she rubs out a quick one; at least once during the day she heads to the bathroom and does the same; and during the evening she will frequently find herself settling down with some porn and having a longer masturbation session.
And she asked… is she out of control?
Before answering, a few caveats. She said she is in no way shirking her work or parenting responsibilities – her morning and afternoon sessions are quick and during her spare time; and in the evening she waits until the kids are in bed. As well, when she takes longer during the evening watching porn, she would otherwise be watching TV (ie. she’s not jerking off instead of out saving the world). She didn’t tell us that to justify her behaviour, but merely to make the point, that while she feels a little obsessed, she honestly does not feel that her new hobby/passion is interfering significantly with other parts of her life.
So, what do you think? Is she getting too much of a good (great) thing?