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Attitudes towards masturbation

Unread postby wildbird12 » 16 December 2021, 09:20

Masturbation is often perceived as wrong and harmful by general society. I believe this perception is rooted in the lack of knowledge and understanding of masturbation, as well as lack of good quality scientific research on the subject.

With this post I kindly asks you to participate in the survey that studies people’s attitudes towards masturbation. The survey is completely anonymous, and it will not ask any personal information that may reveal your identity.

If you are willing to devote about 6-7 minutes to take this survey, please hit this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/survey_about_masturbation

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Re: Attitudes towards masturbation

Unread postby Marmaduke » 17 December 2021, 08:44

Question 28 was a bizarre foray into the woods. Why on earth would I be in a library? I really struggled to suspend disbelief around that, the premise was just too unbelievable.
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Re: Attitudes towards masturbation

Unread postby PopTart » 17 December 2021, 12:13

That entire page was abit bizarre. What does fucking up at work and costing the business a contract, have to do with masturbating? Were we masturbating at the time? Is that why the presentation didn't go so well? I probably wouldn't offer a contract to a business, whose rep began pleasuring himself during the pitch. 🤔 oh, I dunno actually. I probably would.

Or letting a coworker take the fall for your own mistake. Does that make me feel like a coward? Nah, a shit, but not a coward. But what does that have to do with self pleasure? Was the error maturbation related? Do I work at a sex toy factory?

I feel like this whole survey, might actually be a smoke screen to find out if the author is just really crap at their job.

For the question about how often did I want to be mastubating, on average per week... where was the option for... as many times as the mood took me? I don't know about anyone else, but I don't really set myself a limit or a target.

Do people do that? I may only stroke one out, 3 times this week! Unless Bob from accounting discovers that I have implicated him in a screw up I made while I masturbated to my favourite pictures of furniture, from the staff rooms home improvements magazine. Then I can masturbate 2 more times. One of those times in the boardroom, while it's in use.

I guess I understand that some cultures still have some issues about masturbation but seriously. Some of those questions were just... weird.
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Re: Attitudes towards masturbation

Unread postby pozzie » 18 December 2021, 00:35

I wondered if that one page was some sort of effort to gauge anti-social pathology. If so, it could be research trying to show some sort of a link between negative feelings about masturbation with anti-social tendencies?

Can't say that I didn't pick up a bias in the way the questions were presented - not necessarily an instrument I'd hold up as highest quality but then again, don't know the underlying hypothesis and where they are going with the research though the repeated questions related to addiction might be a strong hint.

I've know men with all sorts of sexual disfunction and I've read online about guys who seem to spend massive amounts of time keeping their tool well-oiled, some self-admittedly to their detriment, but is it a real social problem? Or is that more the regular masturbators that experience negative or unhelpful emotions afterwards who comprise a larger share of the population? And yes, clearly this varies by culture.
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Re: Attitudes towards masturbation

Unread postby rogonandi » 18 December 2021, 01:42

What does throwing a coworker under the bus for a work mistake you made, and the cowardice involved have to do with masturbation? You lost me there. :confused:
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Re: Attitudes towards masturbation

Unread postby pozzie » 18 December 2021, 02:31

As I tried to explain, that - throwing the co-worker under the bus - shows an anti-social tendency, if that's what they were going for. So they might be trying to relate anti-social tendencies with (excessive) masturbation or post-masturbatory guilt. That's the hypothesis.

In these instruments, when something is so clearly not related to the topic at hand, then one has to look at what else they might be trying to get at. So think of those multiple-choice instruments potential employers use. If one would lie about cheating on a partner sexually, that has nothing to do with most employment situations, but it does show something about the character of the individual answering the instrument. Also, these questions rarely function in a vacuum - the answer are cumulative with other questions related to such general personal characteristics and often the same basic question is asked differently to look for consistency and such.
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Re: Attitudes towards masturbation

Unread postby Marmaduke » 18 December 2021, 17:43

Thanks, you guys. There’s my pithy remark on the irrelevance of a brick and mortar library clouded by your obtusely literal objections.
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Re: Attitudes towards masturbation

Unread postby PopTart » 18 December 2021, 18:57

It was too ephemeral marmaduke.

Hence the topic needed some grounding.

Preferably, six feet under it. To be exact.
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Re: Attitudes towards masturbation

Unread postby Jzone » 19 December 2021, 00:37

Marmaduke wrote:Thanks, you guys. There’s my pithy remark on the irrelevance of a brick and mortar library clouded by your obtusely literal objections.

If it's any consolation, I masturbated in a public library restroom more times than I remember when I was a teen. Why? This was before the internet; and who doesn't need a little study break now and then?

[I didn't bother looking at the survey after the remarks above]
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Re: Attitudes towards masturbation

Unread postby PopTart » 19 December 2021, 08:28

Jzone wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:Thanks, you guys. There’s my pithy remark on the irrelevance of a brick and mortar library clouded by your obtusely literal objections.

If it's any consolation, I masturbated in a public library restroom more times than I remember when I was a teen. Why? This was before the internet; and who doesn't need a little study break now and then?

[I didn't bother looking at the survey after the remarks above]

Did they stock porn material? If so, 10/10 library.
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Re: Attitudes towards masturbation

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 19 December 2021, 19:25

Marmaduke wrote:Question 28 was a bizarre foray into the woods. Why on earth would I be in a library? I really struggled to suspend disbelief around that, the premise was just too unbelievable.

We should create a separate thread to ask people the weird places they’ve fapped.
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Re: Attitudes towards masturbation

Unread postby Eryx » 24 December 2021, 03:39

Interesting survey! I guess the masturbation issue isn't really a problem here except for people who are overly Christian. Or maybe I just don't mix with people who would find a problem with something so natural and harmless in and of itself.
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Re: Attitudes towards masturbation

Unread postby pozzie » 24 December 2021, 04:17

yeah, I would be surprised if any masturbation taboo was NOT rooted in religion, but I guess given the human condition, anything is possible.
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