Sunday, November 15, 2009

Put your hand on the lower level

No doubt by now everyone else has noticed this piece in the Guardian re new educational initiatives in Spain. As with all educational reform, the proposed pedagogical benefits are disputed:

Commentators questioned why the poorest region in Spain was paying for a campaign to promote onanism.

I'm in two minds about it really. On the one hand (sorry), as a kid I was crap at wanking. By the time I started to become genuinely useful to myself, girls were available and the utility value of masturbation was in a nose-dive, except in the "mutual" sense in which it would have helped a hell of a lot to have known how girls wank. So I can see there would have been a real personal benefit in the education system teaching me best practice for digitally servicing either sex.

But on the other hand, one thinks back to one's teachers at the time, and shudders at the thought...

13 comments:

KG said...

"..as a kid I was crap at wanking."

Never mind, PM--you're making up for it now.

Psycho Milt said...

Those decades of practice are paying off...

WAKE UP said...

This is a most unedifying post. Move on.

Barnsley Bill said...

Phnar. truth through humour. Top post PM.

WAKE UP said...

I would have expected that from you Bill, you old adolescent :)

Anonymous said...

Ugh, following in the footsteps of FairFacts Media, are we?

Psycho Milt said...

FFM didn't cover this one, did he?

And what's with the "ugh?" Wankers are people too, you know - don't make me call Ros Noonan on your ass...

Anonymous said...

So Psycho do you empty your lukewarm jizz into lubed-up Gladwrap or just dribble it down the sink? Continue impressing us with how much class you don't have.

Psycho Milt said...

If only I could elevate myself to merit comparison with your own elegant, classy style, anonymous internet guy.

Andrei said...

Everybody makes mistakes PM

This post is one of yours.

Question though: why do socialists want to degrade people? And teaching kids to masturbate is surely definitely counts as degradation

Angus said...

Oh shit. Spondre's back.

Anonymous said...

So did you eventually get girls were more than just convenient cumbags, PM? The implicit misogyny in your post is breathtaking.

Psycho Milt said...

I guess I shouldn't be surprised a post like this attracts anonymous nutbars to comment on it, including ones who post words like "cumbag" on my blog while at the same time blathering about misogyny. Apply your amateur pop psychology to yourself, anon - you're clearly in need of it.

Andrei: obviously I don't share the conservative view that sexual activity outside a narrow set of prescriptions is degrading, so we're never going to agree on this.

I also don't accept that "socialists" wish to degrade people by teaching them to masturbate - so far, there's one small regional govt of Spain proposing it, and as I pointed out in my post, there's a fairly obvious problem with it. Shall I write a post asking why "religionists" want to kill their followers by getting them to drink poisoned Kool-Aid? One of them did that once, after all.