As a corollary to what I said yesterday about owning our cocks, I think I need to add that I have the feeling that to achieve real fulfilment as guys gifted with enhanced masculinity we have to take that owning of our cocks a step further and embrace the path of phallic spirituality. That is not a pagan route. It is perfectly Christian if you want it to be.
We need to draw on tantric traditions and Taoist insights and a variety of sex-positive cultures. This will lead us to our own personal degree of intensity of phallic practices. Beyond owning our cock by just ordinary masturbation we will begin to discover the wisdom of mindful masturbation and the potentially consciousness-transforming disciplines of edging and other forms of self-exploratory phallic attention. But the pursuit of erotic ecstatic bliss does not need to be kept private to ourselves. At any stage of our development along the phallic path we can, as Christians particularly, share in a caring, loving way with other males that feel the same way.
Because we share the same masculinity, the pursuit of its goodness, that is wholesome in private, is even more wholesome when shared in full phallic exchange. Patrick, significantly, on his blog, Visions of Penis (see my blog list), had today a post of beautiful pictures of men sharing their phallic being with each other entitled: “Sacred Rituals of Man to Man Sex.” A great thrust for Halloween!