Everyone does it, and if they say they don't they're lying. It's a sacred thing. - Britney Spears

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Friday, 22 February 2013

Female Masturbation - what are the options?

Connoisseurs of masturbation have long been divided over the merits of sex toys (vibrators, dildos and such like) vis-à-vis the more natural techniques that are on the tips of one's fingers. It is a subject that has inflamed passions on both sides and led to many heated arguments lasting long into the night.

Here we see a woman demonstrating both techniques.

By dbfrom1kb1 (Amy) (no longer active on Flickr)
(Flickr) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By dbfrom1kb1 (Amy) (no longer active on Flickr)
(Flickr) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

This is just too close for us to call. We can't decide this issue. Can you?

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Male Masturbation - isn't it awful nice to have a penis

Caucasian man masturbating
By Vasily (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

By Smoothies (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Lion1987 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By Rmark (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Rmark (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

American Beauty - (not Kevin Spacey surely?)

The film American Beauty was a critical and commercial success upon its release in 1999. One of those relatively few occasions when a work of art seems to symbolise and capture the way a lot of people felt at a particular time.

End of millennium angst is discernible. Released around the same time as Fight Club, it also explores the idea of 'masculinity in crisis', a theme that was prevalent at the time. Most notably perhaps, the film furnishes us with a fairly accurate reflection of the pre-911 worldview, that all came to an end with the attack on the World Trade Towers. 

Among the many taboos it broke was that of masturbation. Spacey's character, Lester Burnham remarks on his morning pastime in the shower: 

This is the high point of my day - it's all down hill from here. 



Masturbation vs Sex. Which of the following statements do you agree with?