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Obliged by Mormon Masturbation

If you have a post about Mormonism and masturbation, I’m almost obliged to link to it. In case you ever feel the need for another link to your blog, just post about your experiences with masturbation and Mormonism.

I’m happy that I am no longer a victim of this way of thinking, but sad that others are still oppressed by it.

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  1. Seth R. said,

    March 4, 2008 @ 2:20 pm

    Not exactly at the top of my to-do list Jonathan.

    I come from a family tradition that pretty strongly opposes airing your laundry in public.

  2. Jonathan Blake said,

    March 4, 2008 @ 3:11 pm

    Speaking of publicly airing laundry, to this day my parents don’t have a clothes dryer. It felt pretty strange to hang up my Garments on the clothesline for all the world to see after returning from my mission. So I guess you could say I have a family tradition of publicly airing laundry.

    The Lamanites dwindled in unbelief because of the traditions of their fathers, so suit yourself. :)

  3. C. L. Hanson said,

    March 5, 2008 @ 12:46 am

    Hello? Have you been following Exmormon?

    I didn’t realize this was your area of interest. ;) Maybe you can rate the LDS masturbation-and-guilt scenes for me. So far there’s one in this chapter and one in this chapter.

  4. Jonathan Blake said,

    March 5, 2008 @ 8:55 am

    Playing the organ has become something of a pet subject for Green Oasis somehow.

    The first reference in Youth Conference wasn’t clearly masturbation to my mind. It was too subtle leaving me wondering whether or not she actually parted the Red Sea. The second reference—which I read just recently—leaves less to the imagination. I’m still ruminating on that chapter to gather my thoughts.

  5. C. L. Hanson said,

    March 7, 2008 @ 11:43 am

    Glad you liked it!!

    I know the first one was subtle, but I wanted to express how Mormon kids are embarrassed to admit even to themselves that they have this “problem”. The chapter becomes a little clearer, though, when read in context with this chapter.

  6. Jonathan Blake said,

    March 7, 2008 @ 12:05 pm

    It is true to life in that respect. When I was keeping a journal which included some explicit statements about my “problems”, I always imagined me keeping the journal a secret until after my death when I wouldn’t be embarrassed anymore.

  7. mel said,

    March 8, 2008 @ 1:33 pm

    My strongest fear rising from the topic … which pesists to this day … is that going down on yourself is just one natural step from being gay. Where did this idea come from? Some reading material given to me by a Mormon Bishop when I was a kid. Later in my life, another Mormon Bishop just jumped right to the point: “I think you’re gay.” I was like … WTF? So all other evidence to the contrary? Figures.

    In the Mormon mind, it seems, masturbation is a sure sign of deeper problems.

  8. Kullervo said,

    March 9, 2008 @ 8:04 am

    In The Miracle of Fogiveness, Kimball pretty much outright says that masturbation leads to group masturbation, which leads to homosexuality.

  9. mel said,

    March 9, 2008 @ 9:33 am

    Kullervo: bingo.

  10. Seth R. said,

    March 10, 2008 @ 2:13 pm

    Wow. Gay?

    I’d never heard that. But still… it kind of fits… yeah, I can see that being a Mormon cultural undercurrent.

    Geez, glad I dodged THAT bullet…

  11. Jonathan Blake said,

    March 10, 2008 @ 2:18 pm

    In all my visits to the Bishop, I never once heard the masturbation is a gateway drug to homosexuality angle, thank goodness—as if I wasn’t confused enough as a teenager. I’m tempted to call The Miracle of Forgiveness the philosophies of men mingled with scripture, but that’s kind of unfair to the scriptures on this subject.

  12. mormonzero said,

    May 21, 2008 @ 9:30 am

    here is a link…

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