Masturbation Is A Natural Act Essay

781 Words Apr 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
In 1994, the Surgeon General of the United States was dismissed from her position for suggesting that schools engage students in the explicit discussion about masturbation. When looking back, putting aside personal or religious beliefs concerning the topic, it would appear that masturbation would serve as a countermeasure against teenage pregnancy and the transmission of sex-related diseases, but when politics enters the discussion, everything rational gets tossed out the window (Canino, J. T., 2003).
The act of masturbation is a natural act, familiar to all males and females. But for some silly and profound reason, society as a whole believes that masturbation is a topic that should not be discussed in our schools, within our families or even in public (Canino, J. T., 2003). Look anywhere, television, radio, print magazines and newspapers as well as the internet, and there is plenty o discussion about heterosexual unions, gay and lesbian activities and deviant sex, but when it comes to masturbation, well you might as well be uttering a four-letter word out in public. When people hear the topic of sex, they 're all ears, but mention masturbation and they don 't want to hear about it.
With masturbation comes many perceptions, stereotypes, and emotions.
Perceptions
As a young child, the element of curiosity enter when you explore your body and have a pleasurable sensation when you fondle your penis or clitoris (Lo Presto, C. C.,1985). A child’s hands are their gateway to…

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