Oh Where to Begin? Let’s Talk Masturbation
Often times the topics I cover require a disclaimer. This one is no different. So you know, I’m not talking about people who have a psychological condition, such as OCD, or extremely negative emotional reaction to masturbation. I’m also not talking about people who have a physical condition like erectile dysfunction or vaginal dryness. I’m talking about the average healthy person who enjoys a good orgasm a few times a week.
Like Porn, Masturbation Is Not A Sin
I don’t mean to be disparaging to religion, but the feelings of guilt associated with pleasure don’t make sense to me. I’ve never understood how denying your inner human to prove your worthiness to God, who made you with sex organs, enhances your dedication. Honestly, that kind of god seems cruel to me. Think about it – it feels SO good, but you’re not allowed to do it unless you’re making babies. Good god (like what I did there?), what’s the point? Why not just make humans less evolved and we’ll all mate during a season, like deer or better yet, salmon?
Anyway, after a bit of research, I found an article which is addressed to those who need to stop masturbating. Namely, compulsive masturbators. Yes, there is too much of a good thing. Yet I find it interesting that of the 6, count em, 6 reasons listed for compulsive masturbation 1, that’s right, 1 is due to an underlying mental health problem. Here, let me show you –
– untreated mental health conditions
– relationship issues
– restrictive views on sexuality
– poor sexual communication or conflict resolution skills
– cultural differences in sexual expression
– cultural and religious conflictsSource: Medical News Today
The take away for you is, notice how much society and religion impact normal human behavior. Even interpersonal communication isn’t as predominant as society and religion. Bottom line, your views on sex and masturbation are a symptom of your upbringing. How you view masturbation as adult depends solely on your attitude about sexuality. So you should dig deep and find out where those views came from. After all, at some point in life we are responsible for our own opinions, views, and attitudes.
The Pleasure of Masturbation
All the guilt aside, masturbation has ample positive side effects like happiness, reduced stress, sleep aid, better self esteem. Did you notice that of everything I cited here has to do with your brain/thoughts? As I mentioned when talking about sex toys, the brain is the sex organ. What’s more, it releases an endocannabinoid called 2-AG, which could be why it masturbating to orgasm feels so damn good.
Our data indicate that the endocannabinoid 2-AG is involved in the human sexual response cycle and we hypothesize that 2-AG release plays a role in the rewarding consequences of sexual arousal and orgasm.Source: The Fresh Toast – Masturbating for Science
So, Does Marijuana Enhance Orgasms?
The simple answer is, “no one really knows yet.” Which translates to, there isn’t enough research on marijuana to know if it’s chemically contributing to orgasms by way of the 2-AG endocannabinoid or something more. What we do know is that the cannabinoids in marijuana enhance relaxation and provide a sense of euphoria. These happy little cannabinoids help you remain in the moment, which is the best mental state for having sex. Yes, marijuana can cause you to freak out, but as a cannabis professional once told me –
Marijuana is one of those plants which makes you take hold of your mind, otherwise your mind will take hold of you.~ Random Weed Guy
That’s sound advice. We all have a responsibility to cultivate the garden of our minds. Take hold of our minds, be present, and enjoy the pleasures of being human.
Erotica, Marijuana, and Masturbation
I like to call this the “trifecta” of pleasure. Here are the steps:
- Choose your story
- Smoke just enough weed to relax
- Start to read
- *You know what’s next*