So I was at the gym the other day, watching one of the big screened TV’s that hang on the wall while I was doing my cardio exercise. The Dr. Oz show was on and Dr. Oz was explaining how masturbation is good for you, that is, if you are a man. Apparently frequent ejaculation helps to reduce the toxins in the prostate that may lead to cancer. I have heard this before, although I have never really seen it explained on tv. He did some sort of example of squeezing stuff out of a sponge to replicated the cleaning of the prostate. It seemed convincing.
So many people feel so guilty about masturbation and yet the evidence suggests it is actually a healthy activity. So why is it so wrong then?
Prayer is good for you too. As a matter of fact, I would say that prayer is probably better for you than masturbation, although it might seem a bit less pleasurable as first. Still, there is certain delight in spiritual peace. My spiritual life has been a bit off lately, most likely due to my own laziness. But when I do pray, I am always amazed at what a good thing it is for my mind. Most psychologist, or anyone who studies the mind for that matter, would agree that daily prayer is good for you. This is not even really tied to any one particular religion. It is just that prayer, or meditation, or whatever you want to call it, is a healthy activity. And by prayer I always mean a deeper, meditative type of prayer.
If I had to chose between the two, I would have to say that prayer is the better of the two. Masturbating may feel good, but in the end it does not leave you with a whole lot, except perhaps some released satisfaction, while prayer leaves you with something deeper and more satisfying. Prayer soothes the mind in way like nothing else can.
Perhaps this is a strange combination to talk about, but it is late right now and I felt like posting something. Once again the intersection of spirituality and sexuality continues to fascinate me…