In commenting on my last post, I thought, Big Whack gave good summary of the benefits of masturbation. He wrote: “Masturbation is a profoundly important component of health, both mental and physical. It not only relaxes us, eases tension, it lowers blood pressure, it reduces the risk of heart attack and prostate cancer. It helps us sleep; as Arianna Huffington said to Bill
Maher, “It’s nature’s Ambien.” You’ve hit the nail on the head as to why there is a need for a dedicated month. We need to admit that we, as humans, are sexual beings. It is buried deeply into our DNA. The urge for men especially outpaces the availability of procreational outlets, or sexual partners – the common sense solution is to masturbate.”
I have been reflecting since that masturbation is really the key to everything when re-thinking Christian attitudes to sex. I have actually reflected on all this several times before on this blog, but each time one addresses these things you get a little bit of new insight, I guess.
Masturbation is the key because, once you admit that there is nothing wrong, nothing sinful, about masturbation you make a statement about the nature of sex. Basically you say that sex is good in itself and only circumstances in which it harms others make it evil. The supreme examples of sex made evil consist, traditionally, in procreating offspring for whose upbringing you can in no way take responsibility. That is covered by adultery and fornication. The first thing to realize is just how far from that evil is the beauty of mansex.