The story: [Two Pronged] Masturbating grandchild
In third grade I read a book which described how masturbation is actually a natural process and an instinct –because we’re naturally curious about the world and our bodies, because we are inclined to pleasure. And then for some reason we, as a society (as many societies), developed norms that go against that behavior. We tell children not to touch their genitals, even in private, to the sad effect that there are loads of women out there who don’t even know what their labias look like in reality. Because at some point someone told us it’s not okay with no explanation. Because no one said it’s biological and not socially deviant. So now we’ve got an insidious association of shame and guilt when we try to love our own bodies. 💙💚💛💜
Life Update Waiting for my sister and my brother, who’ve decided to take lots of pictures streetside in Shinjuku. I can’t blame them.