Amidst the avalanche of male sexual deviancy is a surprising trend. Harvey Weinstein did it. Louis CK did it. They masturbated in front of women. I rarely agree with the New Republic’s Jeet Heer, but I’m totally with him on this.
I was also so young & naive that I thought the whole point of masturbation is that it’s an act you do privately. https://t.co/xvghbg0dLQ
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) November 9, 2017
And I’m so old and naive that I thought the same thing. If anything, the idea of being in proximity of another person, especially one for whom a sexual desire exists, would evoke thoughts of anything but masturbation.
There is much us old dinosaurs don’t get about sex these days. Why buxom anime women are a substitute for actual women, for example. Or what one is supposed to do with anal beads.* But we’re not entirely without cultural references.
Then again, Chauncey Gardner was misunderstood, mistakenly assumed to be the master of his own domain.
The days when parents taught their children that such activities led inexorably to blindness and the growth of hair on places where it shouldn’t be are past. But it’s still sound practice to raise one’s offspring with the understanding that this is a practice best done in alone. After all, who wants their little darling to grow up to be Harvey or Louis? Or to date Roy Moore, for that matter.
*No. If I wanted to know, I would watch a Youtube. Do not help.