Mercifully, #MeToobin does NOT mean that someone has also masturbated on a Zoom work call.
These outdated ideas may seem ridiculous when laid out plainly on the page, but they get under our skin and into our heads in the subtlest of ways.
By owning something that exists exclusively for my pleasure, I affirm the importance of female sexual pleasure and solo pleasure overall.
She also discussed binging on alcohol and exercise.
"My grandmother taught me about self-pleasuring because she wanted me to know that that pleasure was from me."
A guy who really cares about your pleasure, not his ego, will take a back seat and realize his penis will not play the primary role in pleasing you.
There's nothing wrong with you. You just need to figure out how to meet in the middle.
Muslim puritans thump the sex positivity of Islam in their polemics. Paradoxically, they reject sexual conduct beyond coitus and project their personal views as consensus. However, Islam is too diverse and vast for there to be any consensus position on sexuality.
Think about that next time you're waiting for a washroom stall.
I've always been an advocate for speaking openly about sex and masturbation. I make a point in asking my friends (and mother) who are in long term relationships about their sex lives, partnered or solo. The singles are more likely to offer information, but I'll pester them every once and a while anyways.