Masturbation is one of my favorite topics to educate on. There seems to be an endless amount of negative stigmas surrounding self-pleasure. In fact I am reading a book right now called The Babysitter. Inside, the author discloses her first encounter with sexual pleasure framed with misunderstood shame. Reading this glimpse into her life was so sad for me. At the same time, there is an element of her sex shame can relate to: The feeling that I had done something wrong or dirty by touching myself sexually. Messages about sexuality are sent to us as kids at a ...
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