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onanism ....masturbation; self-gratification
onanism ....masturbation; self-gratification
A discharge of neuromuscular tension at the peak of sexual arousal that is usually accompanied by the ejaculation of semen in the male and by vaginal contractions in the female.
A practice named after Onan in the Old Testament, who was commanded by God to impregnate his brother's widow so that there would be an heir for his brother's line. Onan had sex with the woman, but pulled out and "spilled his seed upon the ground," thereby incurring God's wrath.
The word came to mean masturbation because in many branches of Christian theology, any act that involved sperm being wasted was pretty much the same sin.
Sigh, there is no mention of the womanly spilling of juices now is there?
And for the men, since there is not a market for the fast cooling, not better than chocolate, tasting life forming um...goo...dont let it hit the ground possibly.
A quirky subject, but one I obviously am interested in because I do it quite frequently lately. I like to be informed about any new interests I might take up in life. I get naked and the shower calls me invitingly. It all begins innocently and suddenly amoungst the washing and lathering stage, I get turned on. I have joked with some about finally having sex with another. Id be expecting that the mans balls should have Hot and Cold tatooed on them and Id be trying to turn the head of his cock to full massaging spray. Occasionally Ill even get romantic with myself and light a candle.. take my time and spend a quiet evening with "myself" It sucks cause I still have to buy my own supper. It would be kind of silly to send myself flowers at work the next day, with a card saying.."Had a GREAT time, lets do it again soon!" And even if I occasionally talk to myself. Its nothing like a man being there saying..cum baby..do it..thats my girlllll...and the closeness involved. Nothing compares to that. There is no sense of fullness afterwards. Just sleepiness..Possibly why Ive been sleeping so soundly lately, yet waking up still wanting.......
Homer, in the second book of the Iliad says with fine enthusiasm, "Give me masturbation or give me death." Caesar, in his Commentaries, says, "To the lonely it is company; to the forsaken it is a friend; to the aged and to the impotent it is a benefactor. They that are penniless are yet rich, in that they still have this majestic diversion." In another place this experienced observer has said, "There are times when I prefer it to sodomy."
6/17/2006 2:41 pm
The Bible indeed does address masterbation, and in fact encourages it.
The section of Old Testiment you eluded to, has been long misunderstood in the Christian community. Your story of Onan is very correct.
The problem that the Christian community has brought about because of it, was to take that incident out of it's proper context and make it into a one size fits all, in order to forbid masterbation.
There has never been any such commandment, and even if Onan did it every future time, it would not have been a problem, except God wanted him to get that woman pregnant.
Which again, wasn't a commandment that every woman should always get pregnant from having sex. That again is another false doctorine which came to be after many years. That sex was ONLY for reproduction, the wifely duty, and otherwise sinful. Bah, Humbug.
Sex was intended for pleasure, and for the pleasure of BOTH partners.
Okay, enough of my soapbox views, here is the scripture that encourages masterbation.
1Co 7:25 Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.
1Co 7:26 I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.
And before someone else misunderstands, 'virgins', means simply unmarried people, having nothing to do with virginity, or saving one's virginity until marriage.
If the Bible was going to say ANYWHERE that sex should wait until marriage, it is in that section. But not only is the issue absent, but the writer goes so far as to say he has no commandment of the Lord. This is where it would be if the Bible took a stance forbidding premarital sex. (just a little extra for the premarital sex arguement.)
It is expected that the reader is intellegent enough to know that married people have a sex partner, where as unmarried people don't.
It doesn't say they can't, or address premarital sex, but more specificly means if you don't have someone to have sex with, then it is good to masterbate to obtain sexual release.
And also, while the scripture does use the word 'man' it is an inclusive noun including women.
Hope you find this as useful as I have.
6/18/2006 12:38 pm
I spose I didn't need justification nor permission to masterbate. Though your disection of pro-masterbation according to the gospel is quite informative. As for pre-marital sex, I guess if that was a wrong deed, I'd been doomed to everlasting pergatory since I was 16 anyway. I guess IF I did have some moral stance on this. I could probably find? someone willing to just masterbate beside me while I do it too..There are ways to bypass rules. As always my thoughts go wandering elsewhere and makes me think, Ive really have to go look up the amish sex techniques. Somewhere Id heard that there is no bodily contact and a sheet is produced with one hole stratigically placed so miminal lusting is incurred and it is just for procreating. No wonder those ladies look so stern and the men look so um..unbending and stiff. Hey!...second thought...you go look it up for me and I expect a full report by monday, I've got some masterbating to do. (entirely joking, I DO have other hobbies)|