****WARNING**** This video is kind of inappropriate?!
Someone posted this video on Facebook and I watched it. I was seriously effected by it and grossed out. I had never seen anyone, besides a human being, do this! For so many years I had enjoyed watching women masturbate in online porn sites. But, I could hardly bear this video. And I don’t think it was just because it involved male masturbation. I think it went deeper than that for me. There seemed to be something purely wrong with what I was seeing here.
Are animals supposed to do that? Was there something wrong with this baboon? I was unsettled! Looking at the comments on the video, I wasn’t the only one shocked. Comments ranged from pure disgust to shock to horror. Others just LOLLED.
I don’t know if everyone feels the way I do, but I just feel like masturbation is wrong. Without getting buried in a bunch of research and debate, I just feel it in my heart. There seems to be something unnatural and sinful about it.
When I went to find this video to post, I realized there were a lot of other videos of monkeys doing the same thing. They were all in zoos and looked bored and maybe a little bit crazy. For me, my years of masturbation stemmed from anxiety, boredom, and addiction. I was a bit crazy. For me, masturbation and emotional stability did not exist together. That also lends weight to my conviction that masturbation is wrong. I believe we are called to a sound mind and a stable emotional state rather than self-serving pleasures and coping methods to deal with our problems.
I don’t know–I guess this topic is open to debate. But for me, it just seems wrong and I can imagine God looking down in disgust upon the human beings He created when they practice this stuff–just as I reacted to this video. I would imagine it is even more disgusting to Him because He is not tainted with it. His disgust is probably also mingled with a sadness that we as humans have degenerated so low and He likely wishes we could find the peace we are seeking in His love and grace. Just my thoughts…