More guys like this, please and thank you!
It’s no secret that masturbation is one of those things that people would prefer to just not talk about. Sure, it’s perfectly natural and most people do it, but no one really wants to have a conversation about it. There’s something about it that’s just plain awkward.
But, here’s the thing, it NEEDS to be talked about. It’s as important a part of sex education as any other. Teachers and parents would rather dedicate their time to teaching about the birds and the bees, why girls bleed for a week straight once a month, and what happens when a man loves a woman.
Yes, those are pretty important lessons, but there’s more to it than that and it seems that people are forgetting about that when it comes to talking about sex.
No one believes in this more heartily than Manik Rege.
This blogger had a brilliant idea on how to approach the topic of masturbation with his 15-year-old sister.
— Manik Rege (@themanikrege) November 18, 2016
Yes, he wrote a letter (in the form of a blog post) explaining to her that there is absolutely nothing wrong with masturbation and that pleasuring yourself is really just a beautiful thing. Some highlights of his very eloquent letter:
I’m here to talk to you about masturbation. Yes. Masturbation. Please don’t react like you’re hearing the word for the first time in your life. You and your friends have surely talked, gossiped & laughed about it at school. You’ve most probably been fed the wrong information in a format & language so filthy, it must make you cringe at the thought of touching yourself, even when your mind secretly itches to explore the wildness within.
It’s okay to want to touch yourself, and it’s okay to have weird fetishes & crazy dreams. In fact, masturbation is not only okay, but also necessary for your health & well-being. It gives you a chance to explore your body, understand your needs, and know exactly what hurts you & what turns you on.
It gives you power over your body; it makes you your own happy boss. Maybe, that’s why masturbation, and specifically female masturbation, is still such a big taboo.
The realization that a woman, too, has certain desires & she can fulfill them without your consent, or your dick, strikes an unsettling chord in a society that has disempowered & objectified your gender since the beginning of time.
Manik’s letter contains five different points highlighting the positives of masturbation and why it’s so great. He talks about the fact that whether you like guys or girls — everyone does it. Not only that, he includes that you don’t need anyone’s permission but your own to do it, it helps your romantic relationships as you know exactly what satisfies you, and is a huge stress-reliever.
You’ve got to admit, he makes some good points. There are a lot of legitimate upsides that most people probably don’t even take into consideration.
The Internet seems to agree!
Manik also wrote:
Every year, hundreds of teens are raped, infected & impregnated even when they don’t understand what those terms mean. Thus, educating our youngsters about their body biology & the right over their own skin is very important for their health, safety & well-being.
I urge all parents & adults to be bold enough to talk to their kids about sexual health in an open & understandable manner. We must teach our kids that they have complete control over their own body. We must prepare them to defend themselves in times of need, and stand up for themselves when no one’s around to help.
We say, good for you, Manik! You've done everyone, not just your sister, a solid!