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Why is Masturbation a Taboo Topic of Discussion?

Why is Masturbation a Taboo Topic of Discussion?

Published On February 17, 2020
Written by: Jerky

One great characteristic of our modern society is that we are quite open about many things that, in previous generations, were kept hidden from the public eye. Today we live in an age when nearly all topics are on the table, open to discussion, whether it’s sex, politics, religion, homosexuality, corruption, abuse, fantasies, fetishes or what have you. As we approach the year 2021, very few topics are still considered taboo.

Except for masturbation.


Masturbation remains one of the most controversial topics in the world.

Think about it: how often are you at a dinner party and hear people talking about masturbation? Simply put, solo sex is too much of an embarrassing topic for most people to discuss openly and without a certain degree of shame. It’s difficult to understand why this happens, especially when you consider that more than 90 percent of men and women masturbate. Regardless, this general sentiment is due to a variety of reasons, with the most dominant being religious upbringing.

For thousands of years, religious groups of all faiths have widely condemned masturbation, calling it a mortal sin, claiming it hinders self-restraint and promotes sexual promiscuity. Catholics, Orthodox Jews and Muslims have all been raised to believe that masturbation is not only evil, but also a moral disorder. Despite the fact that it’s far more common than people realize, masturbation is still a difficult topic for people to discuss, but for those who were raised in religious families, it can be a cause of deep internal conflict.

It’s no secret that conversing about masturbation can be difficult for many individuals. Most men and women would rather avoid the topic altogether, if possible, rather than talk openly about their intimate masturbation routines. For most people, masturbation is a very personal activity – so personal, in fact, that they keep it hidden from the rest of the world, and by doing so they deprive themselves of wonderful knowledge that can lead to amazing experiences and perhaps the best self-pleasure orgasms of their lives.

For women, specifically, it’s even more complicated. Unlike men, not all women are prone to masturbation. This distinction is simple to understand: when boys hit puberty, they start getting erections whether they want to or not. Girls, however, go through a different process completely. Even once they have reached adulthood and have acquired sexual experience, it’s still rather difficult for women to learn how to masturbate. Many females are led to believe, through the media and popular culture, that it is exclusively the man’s job to provide them with orgasms.

They could not be more wrong. The best thing about masturbation is that it’s incredibly healthy, not only for your body, but also for your mind. It helps alleviate pain, reduce stress, release tension, improve your mood and sleep better, just to name a few benefits.

At, we take pride in discussing masturbation, as well as topics related to masturbation, openly and without any stigma. In fact, masturbation is what we are all about! If you want to improve your technique, you came to the right place. We tell you everything you always wanted to know about masturbation but where too embarrassed to ask. What’s more, we connect you live and direct to potential masturbation partners from all over the world! If you’re tired of jerking off all by yourself, login to your account and start browsing through our huge selection of horny cam users.

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