Masturbation Question

"Dad some of my friends masturbate, will that hurt them?"

Response - parent who feels masturbation is OK

  • Facts - No, masturbation isn't harmful. It is only the rubbing of the genitals for sensual pleasure and the release of sexual tension; it is not likely to physically hurt a person.
  • Values - I believe that masturbation is a normal and healthy part of life.
  • Responsibility - I think that masturbation is something that should be done in a private place, like a bedroom.
  • Self-Esteem - I am glad that you asked me. Why are you so curious that masturbation might hurt your friends?

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Response - parent who does not believe masturbation is OK.

  • Facts - No, masturbation isn't harmful. It is only the rubbing of the genitals for sensual pleasure and the release of sexual tensions, it is not likely to physically hurt a person.
  • Values - Our religion, however teaches that masturbation is wrong. Therefore, I believe it is wrong. It also makes me feel uncomfortable.
  • Responsibility - I would prefer that you didn’t masturbate.
  • Self-esteem - I am glad that you asked me. Why are you so curious that masturbation might hurt your friends?

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