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May 21, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Florida Planned Parenthood affiliate has taken the opportunity of “National Masturbation Month” to highlight the national organization’s promotion of masturbation as part of a “a common and safe kind of sex play” with “many health benefits.”
On Friday, Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida tweeted, “Happy Masturbation Month! We’ve got lots of info on masturbation here,” providing a link to Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s page on masturbation.
There, Planned Parenthood states that “there are many harmful myths about masturbation that may cause us to feel uncomfortable about it. These myths can cause guilt, shame, and fear. Let’s get the facts straight. Masturbation is a natural and common activity for both women and men.”
Personally, I think this is a great idea. You don’t know how many times while growing up I wanted to know what masturbating was and how to do it. It’s such a touchy subject (get it?) and many people are ashamed or afraid to ask other people what masturbation involves. I seriously thought I was crazy because I enjoyed it so much and never heard anybody else mentioning how amazing masturbation felt, then I started not caring and talking about it. Ironically, once I started talking about it, I came to realize that everyone enjoys it. I mean, who wouldn’t enjoy giving themselves the most amazing sensation they’ve ever had and the ability to do it in the comfort of their own home?
“National Masturbation Month” was first announced in 1995 by the San Francisco-based sex-toy shop Good Vibrations. The month-long celebration includes the annual “Masturbate-a-Thon” to raise funds for sex education. Individuals participate in competitions, either by webcam or in person, based on “longest duration spent masturbating and most orgasms.”
Okay, well this isn’t something I think we should share with young people; They just perform sexual acts on themselves and share it with others, a.k.a. porn. Granted, they are raising money for sex education, and that, is a great contribution.
Jim Sedlak of Stop Planned Parenthood (STOPP), a project of the American Life League, said that endorsing the “gateway drug” of masturbation was of a piece with Planned Parenthood’s ideology on sex education.
Gateway drug?! Are you fucking kidding me?! Being sexually active is not a crime! Exploring one’s self and knowing how to control your body and your responses to stimulation should not be considered a bad thing. EVERYONE masturbates, and if they don’t, they’ve had their perceptions of masturbation warped by people, such as Jim Sedlak. It’s this very reason that children begin to feel ashamed, guilty, and dirty. We are born with curiosity, and saying that being curious about our bodies is sinful, is stunting the growth of that person.
“Planned Parenthood is an organization that makes its money from people involved in sex,” Sedlak told LifeSiteNews.com in an email. “Although Planned Parenthood pushes masturbation for all, it particularly targets young people with the message. It is a way to get these young kids involved in a sexual lifestyle.”
Sedlak said that youths buy the idea of masturbation as “risk-free” sex but end up “hooked on sexual stimulation as a way to escape their problems.” Especially alarming is how masturbation at an early age has been shown to interfere with a child’s ability to develop compassion and to learn—effects seen in children who regularly masturbate as young as six years old.
The parenting section of Planned Parenthood’s website tells parents to encourage elementary-age children to experiment with masturbation.
If you think this sounds young, you’re forgetting the small things you did as a child to make that good feeling come about. Don’t act like you’ve never humped a pillow, stroked your best friend (penis), or any other variation of masturbating, because I will not believe you in the slightest.
“Kids begin to want additional sexual experiences, and Planned Parenthood is there to sell them products and to make millions from them,” said Sedlak.
Yes, Planned Parenthood’s goal is to become filthy rich with all the whores they’ve encouraged to sleep around. It’s an ingenious plan, really. Sadly, they’ve been around since 1942 and are a non-profit organization so making millions seems rather unfathomable. But, what do I know? I’m just a female who experimented with masturbation at a young age, have a healthy sex life, no venereal diseases, never been pregnant and is politically involved in following what’s been going on with Planned Parenthood and those that oppose the organization.
- Planned Parenthood Wishes You a Happy “Masturbation Month” (limelife.com)
- Planned Parenthood Celebrates ‘Happy Masturbation Month!’ (constitutionclub.org)
- Pennsylvania Lawmakers Attempting To Defund Planned Parenthood (inquisitr.com)
- Pennsylvania Legislature Will Consider Defunding Planned Parenthood (thinkprogress.org)
- The Craziest Anti-Planned Parenthood Ads (blogs.sfweekly.com)
- Masturbation Month (mocha.com.ph)
“GOP lawmakers in four states so far — Indiana, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Kansas — have defunded Planned Parenthood in their 2011 legislative sessions because some of the organization’s clinics provide abortions.”
Abortions are legal and should be a personal matter. Unfortunately, many conservative states do not see it that way and have taken the situation into their own hands. Planned Parenthood has offered many procedures, medications and assistance to women who didn’t have the resources. With the states pulling the funds, it has made it nearly impossible for low-income individuals to be able to even afford medication, yet along a procedure like an abortion. These women should have the ability and freedom to make their own decisions and just because they are lower on the pay scale, they should not be condemned.
These politicians may think what they’re doing is best in regards to the economy and morally, but again, it is not their place to make decisions based on their moral opinions. Who knows what situation could have led to the need for Planned Parenthood’s services (i.e. rape). I am outraged by these states and hope that no others follow in their footsteps.
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