My question is about masturbation as i find is my weakest link, specially regarding the argument that masturbating thinking in women or with images of women is degrading to them by converting them into a sex object. Argument to which i hypocritically agree. My questions are, is this argument reasonable? are there other ways to approach that action? Is there a proper rebuttal besides the slippery-slope of "If it is not with woman, guys will start looking for pictures of animals or ..."?
This whole objectification thing baffles me to start with. To those who cling to this view, please order these from best to worst:
A man masturbating to...
Fantasies or pictures of his girlfriend when she isn't physically there
Some anonymous minor pornstar performing in a porn video
Some famous pornstar performing in a porn video
Katy Perry performing in a video wearing skin-tight outfit
What are men supposed to do with their sexual feelings? Bury them and instead work on their stamp collection?
It may have something got to do with the Pro-life movement which could be motivated by a passage in the book of Genesis about wasting seed
"But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his. So whenever he went in to his brother's wife he would waste the semen on the ground, so as not to give offspring to his brother"
It certainly is an uber-extreme version of Pro-life, but I have heard this argument before from them.
And in answer to your question. The same thing they do with any other feeling in which contradicts their faith, they oppress it. Another of many reasons why I am against many religions. Its a danger to the mind.
Masturbation is normal... and often even good for your mental health. As for fantasizing about women... that's normal too. Even having fantasies about taboo sexual acts is normal. Fantasizing doesn't turn women into sex objects. What matters is the way you treat women around you in REAL life.