When we are just kids, we don't really
know much about things. We have to build up knowledge slowly, from simple
and easy tasks to most complicated matters. Children don't suddenly start
to walk they begin to crawl. Then, walking with help of parents or caretaker.
Just after all stages, a kid learns how to walk alone. And that happens
along with other actions, like speaking, reading, writing... in fact,
anything new has to be learned slowly disregarding of the age or quotient
of intelligence. That's what happens with sex. No one is born knowing
everything. We have to go through certain phases in order to prepare for
when time comes. And masturbation is one of such phases.
When puberty comes, all teenagers feel
like being lost. And they have every right to feel that way. After all,
in puberty, the hormonal activity increases a lot in both boys and girls,
bringing about significant psychological alterations. The result is the
quickening of sexual interest and curiosity on how the genital organs
function. As for now ready for reproduction, as girls have their first
period and boy starts producing sperm. But, of course, they are not ready
for the sexual intercourse itself. So, what do they do? They start practicing
solo sex, otherwise known as masturbation - a phase of discover and changes
undergone in the last few months. A phase where they will find out what
can or can't be done.
Formerly, masturbation has been deemed
as a vice, wrong and dirty. In order to prevent kids from doing it, people
invented all kinds of stories of side effects such as infertility, breast
growth and impotence. Nowadays, people are a little more open-minded,
and most treat masturbation as a natural thing. But there are those that
still thrive on conservative ideas - specially the Catholic Church with
its unflinching stances. To whom, masturbation (being a lonely act) goes
against God's reproduction purposes. However, scientists argue that masturbation
is not just normal but also healthy. Boys and girls have to know how their
body works, and in that field, masturbation becomes first and foremost
activity. Hopefully, people soon will realize it. Still thinking that
we can walk without crawling first.