traceybyfire, I think we men kind of DO talk about masturbation, or at least we acknowledge a lot more to one another than we used to when I was growing up. A lot of the shame seems to have evaporated.

Or at least that’s how I experience things as a man in my 50s. Your mileage may vary!

BTW, here’s a humorous but serious advice column I recently wrote — to a young man with a question about masturbation and porn. You may enjoy it!

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