An addictive ecstasy : Masturbation
What is once written with gusto cannot be rewritten with same enthusiasm. However as the nature would have it, we shall thrive hard to write and rewrite. After a long drawn haul of procrastination, inspiration from various sources and internal surge, I had somehow gathered the courage to again scribble something on something very fundamentally natural and yet deemed to be unnatural and an abhorrent practice. Well, inspiration can find you in the least unexpected ways. I too recieved a fair share of inspiration to rewrite this very piece from stand-up comedians who from times immemorial have courageously extolled about the perks of this very practice in question that too in front of a live audience amidst their encouraging encores and enthusiastic howls. So with utmost reverence for the last lost article on this subject, I'll be attempting a deliberately bridged and not so deliberately modified resurrection of it's precedent. Now, I must disclose the so called practice in question. Any guesses ? Yeaaah you guessed it correct, it's none other than the eternal art of self love which we officially call "masturbation" and have plethora of unofficial expletives for this too, like wanking, jerking and numerous others. Masturbation happens to be present in the sheets and the streets too, in totality irrespective of the fact that how indifferent we may be to it's existence, it is omnipresent every where without an iota of doubt about it's existence and prevalence. It is something which is frowned upon by many publically yet it is embraced clandestinely. This habit has crisscrossed the barriers of gender, age and sexuality alike but still it is believed to be a filthy habit. I won't go into the concomitant scientific pros and cons of masturbating as Wikipedia has an impressive output on the concerned subject but I'll definitely attempt a take on the emotional front and aspects of masturbation. Puberty is not magical for everyone yet one cannot deny that it is indeed a life changing experience for everyone. I had been no exception. Although it didn't do miracles for me but it did introduced me to the pleasures of masturbating which itself was no less than a thaumaturgical practice. Sooner or later everyone is bound to discover the personal pleasures of masturbation with varying frequencies. Masturbation is just not all about being a demeaning practice of violently jerking your genitals untill they ejaculate and shoot the spunk or sticky viscous white fluid in rythmic spurts which finally culminates into sensually motivated eruptions of sexual ecstasy. Masturbation is richly layered and the emotional depth is indeed unfathomably profound. A lot many of us may think that masturbation has nothing to do with the emotional equilibrium as the generally and in a way socially acceptable take on masturbation is that it is a sexually oriented and physically motivated practice of draining the so called sexual urges but the whole idea about masturbation is just not sexual but it is somewhat of an emotionally exhilarating experience. That might be hard to handle as masturbation has always been something which is generally not so passionately glorified but I would like to draw your attention to the time and tested fact that masturbation has succeeded in capturing the imagination of poets and painters alike. It has historically been the magnificent muse of many writers and novelists who have candidly described the pleasures of masturbation with panache. The complete idea of masturbation tends to acquire epic dimensions when you are a socially awkward introvert as masturbation tends to fill the enormous emotional vacuum. I had discovered the pleasure of masturbation quite early when I used to have friends and masturbation was just a sleep inducing exercise for me but gradually it emerged into a full fledged addiction. As the luck would have it, I ran out of friends and was left with masturbation all alone to subsidize the recurrent inner storms. Quintessentially, when everyone had abandoned me, my unrivalled penchant for masturbation stayed with me in my loins and has kept me thriving and kicking. We can't override the stigma which comes with masturbation. Getting caught masturbating is a much feared phenomena which everyone wants to be spared off as it causes a great deal of embarassment. However, there exist a certain school of thought which regard it to be an obscene and vulgar habit but in the defence of masturbation it is indispensable to state that it is a private practice and it must be practiced privately only. Masturbation, if done with in the confinement of a four walled room is absolutely a personal business and untill and unless one doesn't let the dicks out to dangle publically, it must not be a matter of concern for anyone. As far as the notion of masturbation being a poor substitute of sex is concerned, the entire idea behind it is misconstrued. Sex and masturbation are through linked and inherently related but they are not to be compared with. People who have easy access to sex also masturbate. One cannot undermine the other. The most exciting feature about masturbation is that it let's you fantasize literally about anything. It enriches you with the exhilarating elements of fantasy. The room for realising the wildest fantasies while masturbating is something that accords masturbation with a special status which practically remains undisputed. Apart from this, there is an another feature also which makes the masturbation stand apart is that it undisputedly the truest and the most intimate expression of self love. If we weigh and embrace a holistic approach on masturbation, we are bound to find it as an honourable addiction. The only plausible explanation that how I could steer this piece of composition to it's end is the belief that I undertook which heavily relies on the fact that scribbled expressions can never be vulgar and creative compositions can't be obscene. Amongst an abundant gamut of written compositions, the purest and the most relatable ones are those which one lives and experiences on daily basis. The guilt which comes with masturbating is almost negligible when compared to the existential angst and anxiety which most of us encounter on daily basis. Similarly, masturbation is something that would always remain a part and parcel of our monotonous and morbid existence, just enriching us with few fleeting moments of temporal ecstasy.