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had some folks pretty darned uncomfortable at the National Foster Parent
Association Conference. Some people had a very hard time accepting the idea of sexual behavior in children as natural and
suspect they don’t think any sexual behavior is natural or healthy, but
I didn’t go there.
funny thing that happens to me is that I’ll often end up saying one word or
phrase repeatedly – usually because I’m using it as an example.
time, it was masturbation. Masturbation, masturbation, masturbation.
of the participants was very open with his opinion that masturbation is wrong.
So open, that he sent me an email with references to prove his point.
learned some things – like men loose 1/3 of their RDA of zinc when they jerk
off and this can effect testosterone levels. When they have sex with a female,
her vaginal secretions counteract this event.
has been linked to increased cases of prostate cancer among men.
he didn’t provide any information about women and masturbation.
guess is his view of masturbation is motivated by his religious belief –
spilling seed and all that. For me, this holds more water than any “scientific”
happen to think that being opposed to masturbation for religious reasons is
justification enough. Your values, your choice.