Well, there is no delicate way to discuss this topic. I came across it while looking at a website for vitamins and natural supplements. Staring before me was a health and wellness page about this activity and its importance in our lives. And in fact, according to a survey about this activity on WebMD, 95 percent of men said they participated in it and 89 percent of women admitted to it as well. While once thought to be an activity of perversion or mental defect, this activity is now known to provide important physical and emotional benefits for everyone. Should I say what I am talking about or can you all just take a wild stab at it and guess? Yes, you got it! Good job!
Do you know that now most doctors and health professionals not only advocate the solitary pleasure fest, but also point their patients to the many legitimate medical websites that are out there whose sole purpose is to give instruction on how to do it? I never would have guessed that people needed an instruction booklet for this. I would have thought that this was one of those things where nature would show you the way, but whatever helps the cause, I am okay with.
Some people still have hangups over this activity. Some religions frown upon their church members engaging in it in any way, calling it cheap self-gratification and a temptation from Satan. And this backwards attitude has only prevented many uptight people from learning that a certain amount of relaxation and release is a good thing.
When it comes to this activity, following religious teaching is probably a big mistake. Health experts say this acitivity not only improves one’s “spirits” but reduces stress, thwarts insomnia, improves cardiovascular health, and helps reduce one’s chances of diabetes, prostate cancer and cervical cancer. What it does not do is make someone a pervert, cause mental illness or render someone blind.
So, I think it’s safe to say that once again, religion has missed the boat. Instead of condemning this activity, they should be giving it a hand for keeping congregations healthy, alive and able to fork over contribution dollars that keep their doors open. So, I guess it’s time we change our tune when it comes to this topic. Now, instead of the “Look, but don’t touch” mantra, we should be saying, “Look, touch and have a ball if you want to live to be 100.”