The article obviously struck a chord with readers because many left comments – some angry, some funny, some weird. Many were judgmental and most surprisingly, quite insulting to others. What struck me was that the most scathing, were written under a pseudonym.
I believe that everyone should speak their mind, share opinions and have a say. I understand that by speaking out one risks criticism. But, if one feels strongly enough about an issue to be driven to verbally attack others then shouldn’t one at least have the guts to leave a name?
I was moved enough to leave a comment – something I don’t often do.
Masturbation is a contentious topic. Much like religion, human sexuality is uniquely personal to each individual – and private for many.
It doesn’t matter to me what your preferences are. I’m not here to judge what you do (or don’t do) to your body – it doesn’t affect me. But what does impact me is the fact that I have been stripped – not of my clothes, but of the privilege of ever touching my body – in any way possible – ever again.
Regretfully, there was a time in my life when I was too arrogant to contemplate the possibility of never being able to feel my body. Now, I cannot even rub my own nose. Never again will I feel my naked skin – my softness, my moistness, my…
Being paralysed from the neck down has given me a whole new perspective on life – and more significantly, on living – and really feeling the power of the moment.
I do not claim to be an expert on anything, most especially masturbation. But through my own personal loss I feel the need to share some truths at risk of exposing my vulnerability.
Touch, stroke, explore, massage, caress, feel your body all over as often as possible just because… you CAN. Be sensual, be sexy, be daring – safely within the comfort of your own nakedness – without any inhibition. More importantly, celebrate your sensuality – something that is primal, deeply embedded in the cells of every living being. Experience the joy and value the freedom you have to love yourself, physically and intimately – just as you please – inside and out. You still have that choice – I don’t!
Recently I’ve learned that if someone’s writings stir you – having a profound impact on your thoughts and emotions – you owe it to them to let them know. Sincerity is the key. And always speak the truth – from the heart.
Lili your frank and outspoken approach to this controversial topic gave me the courage to bare my soul, hopefully reminding people never to take anything in life for granted. Thank you.
I’ve come to appreciate and value the comments that people take the time to leave after each of my blog posts. No words can express my gratitude for you taking the time to read my work and making the effort to leave a comment. YOU are my motivation – not only to carry on writing, but to continue living. Thank you for making a difference in my life.
Incidentally, someone writing under the alias What the… on Lili’s article directed a comment straight at me…
Tracy Todd how did you type this then…?
Maybe many of you are wondering the same? I’ll answer that question next time.
Please feel free to ask me anything you wish – nothing is too personal. I would rather answer your questions than risk you making ignorant assumptions. I look forward to the opportunity of teaching you more about my world.