Wednesday, May 7, 2014


I thought this article was excellent. It discusses the issue of talking about masturbation with Orthodox boys, which I think is tragically shied away from for obvious reasons, leaving our youth to struggle with it in silence.  As you are probably aware by now, I am not a fan of the head-in-the-sand approach.


  1. Although I do feel that this is a good article, the suggestions he gives are not realistic in these times. The only one who can possibly approach a topic like this with a young boy(or girl) would be one that the child has a good relationship with and trusts out of a building relationship rather then natural relationship(a parent or a rebbi in school). I do not mean to imply that these people can not have this relationship, but with all relationships, a relationship with a child takes work. After this work is done, a conversation about an "uneasy" topic, such as this, will become a lot easier.

  2. That may be true, but in the absence of anyone filling that role, something is better than nothing.