Anonymous asked: I really appreciated your post about masturbation/kids. I've been masturbating for as long as I can remember - long before I had any idea what I was doing. And I would do it in a public setting (I also did it through my clothes, lying on the floor on my stomach), and all I can remember is my parents telling me to stop. If I didn't they would send me to my room. I never understood what was "wrong" with what I was doing. All I knew was it felt good. I wish they had talked to me about it, instead.
I’m glad you enjoyed that post! Hopefully you learned that it wasn’t “wrong” before it made it shameful to you. Masturbation was a taboo in my house, and when I was in middle school, I had friends whose parents had talked to them about masturbation being normal and healthy, and I was jealous and a little confused. My goal is that people who want to have a sex positive home also have the important discussions with their kids that don’t shame or embarrass them for doing things that are very natural, especially if it feels good!!