Wow Zadok, that was an interesting analysis on your life. I'm really glad that the thread is continuing in a productive manner. Everytime I hear your stories it allows me to learn about myself.
It's interesting how we all used masturbation to drowned out other feelings. I found a vibrator when I was pretty young and boy-oh-boy did I like that machine. I felt like it was my secret toy. You know what I mean?
Anyway, I'm heading out of town this weekend so I will be MIA for a few days. I'm leaving for the airport right now but I wish I could be part of this very productive conversation.
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end."
--Ursula K. Le Guin
"Mental health is a commitment to reality at all times."
--M. Scott Peck