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The Pink Elephant in the Room

It’s obvious, but no one will acknowledge it.

It’s awkward. No one will discuss it.

It’s touchy. No one will confront it.

For some, it's enslaving.

For others, it's saving.

For some, a disease.

For others, a cure.

Masturbation.

Eight years ago Dr. Sandi Glahn posted an article on the rosy pachyderm. It has over 120,000 views. Distorted views of sexuality have paralyzed Christians far too long. While the church is beginning to discuss pornography, we also need to embrace a more robust theology of sexuality, including solo-sexuality. I would like to open a healthy discussion in answer to this question:

Is solo-sex actually sex? Why or why not?

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Amy Leigh is a writer, landscape designer, organizational development specialist, and teacher living in Dallas, Texas. Her articles address themes in faith, culture, creation, the church, theology of the body, theology of women, and relationships.