When I think of all the things we feel naturally as humans, many of them, if not most, are taboo subjects. To me this is not acceptable. I mean, I’m into the truth, right? I’m Un-Shushable for sure…so I’m going to say that I think much judgemental BS is directed at those who come out in public as themselves.
What do I mean when I say, themselves? Talking about their personal truth, perhaps acting in a natural, but not a culturally acceptable way, talking about what makes us human, the same, different…whatever.
Recently, I saw a post that was very cruel to Caitlan Jenner…the post said they were tired of her foisting her lifestyle choices on everyone. It doesn’t matter if you find her offensive or not, I don’t think she’s foisting herself on anyone. She is merely brave enough to share so someone else who might feel lost, maybe suicidal, to not feel so alone or bullied just because they were born a certain way…like someone would go through what she has and do it just for fame and fortune.
No one does that. Why would anyone want or chose to be ostracized or publicly humiliated? It’s totally fine if you can’t stand her, too. Don’t get me wrong, I’m for everyone having their opinion…so, then don’t look at her or listen or read anything that does not interest you. That’s what the term “free world” means. Otherwise you’re trying to control others by some stifling rhetoric…just sayin’.
I could say a lot more, but I realize Catlin Jenner isn’t the point of this particular blog post…it really is about what is taboo in our society…how we get so knit picky about what’s acceptable or not to say or indulge in…even if it’s the most natural of human behaviors. Even if it’s none of our business. Why are some people so afraid of being naturally human…why do we have to feel guilty for having pleasure? For living happy lives in our own truths? That doesn’t feel like freedom but instead, suppression.
So, I introduce to you, “Cream”. I get a feeling of being free when I look at this painting. It is empowering to talk about sexual pleasure…by our own hands. Yes, masterbation. Really? Don’t tell me you hate it or never do it. Yeah, you do and it taught you want you liked and didn’t so you could share that with future lovers…it’s what we do when we’re bored…can’t sleep…or just for no reason at all. Is it really taboo? Why does it shame and embarrass people so? It’s not like I’m saying, shout it from the rooftops and talk about it to your co-workers, I’m just saying, stop beating yourself off…I mean beating your self up! Ha ha!
Is this blog post really about masterbation? Not really, but it got your attention…everybody do their own thing…only people that are fearful, try to control others and tell them what to do. I’m guessing if you’ve read down this far, you’re not one of these people!
I love this quote by one of my favorite satirists Woody Allen:
” Don’t knock masterbation. It’s sex with somebody I love.”