I can be a great monk

April 10, 2007 11:04 PM

If all there is to being a monk is being sexless, then I would be perfect at it. Not only do I not feel deprived anymore, I can live without it. Nor would I have it just for the sake of it – bad sex is not better than no sex. In fact, it’s not better than self-sex.

Wait, let me rephrase. If all there is to being a monk is forgoing all forms of sex except for the masturbation kind, then I would be perfect for it. Oh, and porn. Can’t do without the porn. Ok that’s it. Except maybe alcohol. And clubbing. Yeah yeah yeah. Ok then – masturbation, porn, alcohol and clubbing.

Woohoo. I’ve just distilled my life down to its vices.

Here’s why they work for me. First, the alcohol. I’m generally happy and easy going. I’ve mentioned many times before how I stay happy. So alcohol as a depressant is not dangerous to me, psychologically speaking. The physiological aspect is up for debate.

Suffice to say, alcohol mellows me down and takes the edge off because I can be a tad sensitive at times. Not just to things that happen to me directly, but also to other people. I can be antsy and uneasy just from reading the news.

Clubbing is easy – good exercise, uplifting music and eye-candy.

And then we get to the meat (ha ha) of this post: porn and masturbation. I view them both as a healthy release because I think about sex a lot like all healthy single men do. Heck, even when I’m not watching porn or thinking about sex, I’m reading about it. Fleshbot and Asian Sex Gazette are my two favourite sites in the genre (links are obviously NSFW). Porn, and sexual health and culture are infinitely interesting subjects to me.

I think porn and masturbation have kept me sane all this time that I’ve been single. It has allowed me to approach and handle situations with females with an objective mind. It’s true. The little guy does not control me.

So yeah, like I said, I’d be a great monk. :mrgreen:

Monk doing the V-sign
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11 thoughts on “I can be a great monk

  1. shelly rayedeane

    I don’t know if I agree with any religions which deprive people of their sexual instincts. But I suppose that’s all religions in a nutshell, if one were to ponder about such things.

    Furthermore, I think it creates an atmosphere of hypocrisy when one lives in a society which denies such human needs. After all, everyone at one point will think or act out in sexual ways. So why should one pretend like those feelings don’t or should not even exist when they always will?

    This is the reason I’m against all forms of organized religion. (No. This does not mean I’m an atheist)

    Let the monks be monks. I’ll take a vibrator instead, thank you very much.

    *Please don’t throw rotten apples at me. I’m only expressing my point of view.*

  2. mooiness Post author

    sourrain: Hee hee. Obviously this was in jest. I’d be a terrible monk. I can’t detach myself from worldly thoughts. I’m too much a creature of it.

    shelly: good point. However, monks in the Eastern tradition forgo sex not because it’s “dirty” like how Western religions view it. It’s more the belief that to achieve a higher understanding of life, and get on the path of enlightment it is necessary to separate oneself from worldly urges.

  3. girlstar7

    Yeah, I think I’d make a pretty good monk too (do they have female monks?!) I haven’t had sex yet this year and it doesn’t really bother me at all. I could quite easily go much longer without sex. Sure, I occasionally get frustrated but I am by no means going crazy with sexual frustration. I don’t even masturbate that often and I never watch porn! In the words of Austin Powers I have lost my mojo! Hopefully I will find it again…but in the meantime, I’m happy to live like a monk…

  4. Rachel

    Having been through bad sex, no sex (one year drought!!!) and self sex, I would say… self sex wins every time. πŸ™‚

    In any case, great sex is like Pandora’s box. Once tasted… πŸ˜‰

    Having said that, while I was having the drought, it did not seem all that important to me at all. weird?? hmmm

  5. mooiness Post author

    Rachel: I agree completely with the first part. As for it not being important during the drought, it’s probably because you had more worthy items on your mind. Sex is good but it’s ONE part of life, and not everything.


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