Thursday, March 20, 2014

Have you spoken to your child about masturbation?

It might sound like a provocative title to this blog entry, but it isn't. It shouldn't need to be written about. It should be obvious. I don't necessarily agree with all the points in this article but it's a very important conversation to be had. When I grew up I thought that I was the only person in the world that masturbated. I thought I was sick. I felt a burden of guilt so heavy each and every time I went there. I also walked around with a great sense of shame.
All I probably needed was one 5 minute conversation with a parent or teacher/Rabbi to help me understand what I was experiencing and it would have saved me years of guilt, shame and confusion.
My guess is that many of the readers have experienced this on some level.
Let me know your thoughts.

Forward article about masturbation


  1. I can totally relate with this and i too was SO upset when i found out how normal it was and how OKAY i was even with this. I don't know how anybody could have approached it in an appropriate way, but then again, with SO MUCH that kids should know growing up and with the NEED for personal guidance which is lacking, i guess if the whole system was different, something could have been done.

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