A friend of mine was once asked to become a Godmother for her cousin’s daughter. The girl didn’t think it was the best idea as she is (and was) more than against religion but she agreed. To cut a long story short, she was required to go through a confession beforehand. Imagine her surprise when she heard a question from behind the panel: “Do you masturbate?”
WTF, was her thought. Of course I do. How else am I supposed to know what pleases me the best? How else my boyfriend will know it? He’s not clairvoyant, you know… He does require some coaching from time to time… The girl has been always on the cheeky side, so she just blurted all these thoughts out to the priest… Apart from that she added: “Do you want to listen about the details?”
Well, as a result she didn’t become a Godmother…
But anyway, a question arises: why some religions are so much against masturbation? They go as far as make you believe it is unhealthy (can cause blindness, acne, hair loss, chronic fatigue, hairy palms or cancer), immoral, sinful etc. Anything to prevent you from getting off pleasantly in the company of your own hand or finger and discovering how your body reacts to different kind of stimulation.
The truth is, masturbation is a healthy sexual behaviour, a natural part of human sexuality and nothing to be ashamed of.