There has been much controversy over the subject of sexuality and the expression of it. What better way to express sexuality than to have sex? However, it is not necessary to have sex in order to express sexuality. Since masturbating is essentially having sex with one's self, masturbation is not a necessary expression of one's sexuality. Sexuality can be expressed in various other ways, for instance appearance or personality. The only thing of which masturbation is necessary is satisfying one's li bido. It can even be argued that masturbation is merely an avenue to satisfy one's sexual desires, without expressing one's sexuality.
Sexuality is not only the ability to have sex. It is about possessing and exuding femininity or masculinity. The way one carries one's self and the male or female role one plays in life., whether it be wife, husband, girlfriend, or boyfriend, express sexuality. These do not necessarily involve sexual acts. Therefore, masturbation is only one way to express sexuality. It is a way of satisfying physical, sexual desires.
Since the expression of sexuality does not have to involve sex, the mere satiating of one's libido is not a necessary expression of sexuality. Masturbation, although a good expression of sexuality is not a necessary one.
This web site managed by the Dignity Canada Dignite contains a Vatican document issued during the papacy of Paul VI condemning masturbation.
Contains material on the views of the Bible on sexual acts. Masturbation is a violation of the Bible's teachings. Masturbation can become obsessive to some people and, thus, produce a tremendous amount of guilt.
Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders remark that perhaps masturbation should be taught to children in public education. Her remarks elicited outrage from the American public.
Study examined differences among 676 unmarried, heterosexual women who reported engaging in masturbation only, both masturbation and sexual intercourse, or sexual intercourse only. Subjects engaging in masturbation only were most likely to feel guilty ab out engaging in masturbation and petting, but least likely to feel either comfort with their sexuality or sexual satisfaction.
Subjects who masturbated revealed their guilt status regarding the practice. Subjects reporting guilt feelings associated with masturbation were more likely to have negative feelings toward the practice and less likely to indicate positive physiological and psychological reactions after engaging in self-stimulation.
When asked to select, out of a group of pictures, a woman who was a virgin and a woman who masturbates, subjects selected less attractive individuals as the virgin and the woman most likely to masturbate. By the "beauty is good" model, these findings snu ggest that masturbation and virginity are viewed as negative sexual concepts.
he rates of masturbation and homosexual experience were much lower than those of the Western youths in the same age range. Subjects' rate of petting was higher than that of the university students in other parts of China but their rate of co ital experience remained low.