Pervert? Or Just a Guy? (3 of 4)

FREQUENCY OF SEX

I can’t even count how many sessions I have had with couples who are having the problem of agreeing on the “frequency” of sexual intimacy. And believe it or not, it’s not always the guy who is feeling deprived! Many times it’s the women! (I can hear guys sighing and thinking, I wish that was my problem! Ha ha!) I digress!

Okay, so I have a simple answer here; sex should be as frequent as it needs to be to meet the needs of either and/or both people. Make sense? Let me explain further, if he wants it once a day and she wants it once a week … you will need to discuss a compromise of say, 4 times a week. Basically neither person should ever feel deprived! Ever! You should be there for each other sexually! And really, why wouldn't you want to be … unless there is some other issue or problem with the relationship? He/she should never be left hungry. Not ever! (Obviously, there are some rare exceptions, i.e. if she/he is unable to perform, some medical condition, etc. BUT, and I do mean BUT, just because the typical sexual organ is unavailable there are other options that can be used to bring sexual fulfillment, i.e. the hand, tongue, (cough, cough) you have an imagination and can figure the other ones out.) Loving couples should work with each other on this to make it a win win! In a great relationship that should be the heart and attitude we have towards our partner, right?! I want to do whatever I can, whenever I can to fulfill you and give you want and need, as long as it is within my power to do so!

I have heard stories of guys whose wife could not have vaginal sex, so she shut everything off! She wouldn't even touch him with her hand. And that is un-loving, uncaring and just unacceptable. That would be like a guy having a sore throat which made it hard to talk to his wife, so he not only didn't talk, but wouldn't listen, or touch her or even be in the same room with her. Sounds pretty dumb huh? I think so. Again, please don’t be mad at me here, I am not being insensitive to real physical limitations or problems!

Of course all this stuff I just talked about stems from a healthy fun fulfilling relationship. If you have an ogre for a husband and he just wants to wham bam thank you ma’am, well that is ridiculous too! And a little side note here … a RULE to live by guys – always PLEASE her first! Always! I believe you should never have sexual relations without her being pleased too! 

MASTURBATION

FOR THE SINGLE PERSON
As a Christian growing up I was always told I should never touch myself! My parents never said this to me, but it was over communicated in church youth group services. I heard my fair share of sermons on the Dangers of Masturbation. And the funny thing was that everyone was doing it (doesn't make it right, just sayin) even those who preached against it! Including me. I remember when I first became a youth pastor and I preached the famous DON’T MASTURBATE sermon, and afterwards a male junior high student said, “Pastor Timmy, it’s difficult … I don’t know what to do … what did you do when you were a teenager?” Ha ha ha ha ha! I was caught! And I just blurted out, “I did what I just preached you shouldn't do.” It’s true, masturbation saved me when I started dating and allowed me to keep my virginity way longer than I would have had I not done it I am convinced (again, this doesn't make it right, just sayin…) I was a senior in high school just about to graduate when I lost my virginity. And most my buddies had lost it way way before that! And if I wouldn't have been drinking that night, or any other night, I would have made it to college a virgin! And maybe even to my wedding day. And that would've been really cool!

If you can masturbate without lust in your heart I think it’s fine. I would add that it’s better to do it before a date than to have sex.

I am sure there are some people who are reading this who are 100% against masturbation. And others who are totally for it. There you go, a diverse world. Basically Jesus didn't say anything specifically about “M” but he did say to not have lust in your heart.  So, if you can do it without lust in your heart than I feel you are okay to do it.

FOR THE MARRIED PERSON
Masturbation is fine, just make sure you are thinking of (or picturing) your partner when you do it. Again, this is a great way to relieve sexual tension when apart from your partner. Skype is a cool deal too ... that's what I've heard anyway. 


More next week!