Monthly Archives: May 2013

I’ve seen a couple of links to this Hyperbole and a Half comic, and I’ve been trying to come up with something worthwhile to say about it. The problem I’m having is that it feels like everything I could say is either clearly stated in the comic itself, or explored far more astutely than I could manage in this blog post.

So I guess all I really have to say with this post is “Go read those two links.”

And you really should. Everyone should. It’s tempting to say something trite like “everyone who has been touched by depression, either directly or indirectly, should read this” or “everyone who has feelings or knows someone with feelings should read this”, but really it’s just everyone. If you’re reading my blog and understanding my words, you should read those both.

My only fear is that a killer deathbot from an advanced, hostile civilization, possibly sent back in time from the future, will google “advice for killer deathbots” and read this post, thus gaining new insight into human stress responses and hastening the doom of humanity with some indirect help from me.

Damn, I never meant to betray humanity.

I keep wanting to pontificate on this, the way I do, but the second link up there is written by someone far better prepared than I to discuss this. I especially like her point that our stress responses are better suited to acute stresses than chronic ones, that struck a chord with me.

Everything else I can think to say is simply too personal for blogging. So I guess there’s nothing else to do here, go read the links.

Loving Oneself

It’s National Masturbation Month in May. That link is so comprehensive that it feels a little redundant to add more to this post, but I haven’t written in a while so I want to at least sum things up.

Masturbation Month was started by Good Vibrations after the firing of U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders. Her career as Surgeon General was pretty controversial all the way through, but the final straw was her answer to a question about masturbation, specifically whether it would be appropriate to present masturbation to young people as an alternative to riskier forms of sex. Elders answered:

I think that it is part of human sexuality, and perhaps it should be taught.

…and thus ended her career as Surgeon General.

I don’t really understand the disapproval of masturbation. It’s the safest sex there is, yet it’s often treated as though it were terribly harmful somehow. Kellogg’s corn flakes were created specifically as an anti-masturbation measure,  about the same time vibrators were being used as a treatment for “hysteria”.

People are weird.

I’d like to write more about this, but it’s time to get my weekend started now. I’ll try to get at least one more masturbation post up during the merry, merry month of May, but if not I’ll just have to write when time and inspiration coincide.

For now take care of yourself, love yourself, and may the fourth be with you.

Fun song, cheap joke.

So it’s the first of May, and I’m told that outdoor fucking starts today.

I’m skeptical, myself. That would imply that it stopped at some point.

I’m off to drink wine now. Happy Beltane!

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