To the Editor: Douglas Chay’s column last issue, The Role of Masturbation in Relationships (Labor of Love, September 4, 2013] had some worthwhile information and advice. However, overall you present masturbation as a substitute for sex with a partner. It can be, but in my experience, jerking off is a pleasure in and of itself… not a substitute for something else. I’m 70 years old and have not only read about masturbation over the years, but have conducted my own “research.” Wankin’, for guys at least, is not always a substitute or alternative to sex with a partner. In […]
I am a parent to triplet seventh graders, a stepchild, and a newborn son. I am also a lesbian. This week, two organizations in which my children participate, the Columbia Clippers Swim Team (run by the Columbia Aquatics Association) and the Lime Kiln Middle School PTA in Howard County, Maryland, held fundraisers in partnership with Chick-Fil-A.