Recently I was afforded the opportunity to shed light on the outbreak of sexual assaults in Hollywood as it reflects our larger culture. As a sex educator, it is important to me to impress that masturbation is healthy and natural when practiced consensually between partners and in moderation during solo sex. As a trauma specialist, it is important to me to affirm that masturbation when used to intimidate is sexual violence and not any less harmful than rape. Masturbation may have been the weapon of choice in the case of comedian Louis C.K. but it's not in and of itself more or less deviant than other forms of sexual assault.
Read more about how I draw a clear line between out of control sexual behaviors and sexual predation in the Huffington Post article by Priscilla Frank "Why Men Masturbate In Front Of Women Without Their Consent"