Reader Question – Do Wiccans Believe in Self-Pleasure?

great_riteI get a lot of emails with questions about the Wiccan religion and quite a few of them have to do with sex. Okay, most of them, but perhaps the most common question I’m asked is if the modern-day wiccan is okay with masturbation and sex toys – like vibrators and dildos. Well hold on to your broomsticks, because this High Priestess is about to impart her knowledge about the divine art of self-worship.

The Wiccan Religion and Masturbation
A little self-love can be good for both body and soul as well as a celebrated part of the Wiccan religion. Some practitioners rely on masturbation as part of their own solitary rituals citing the ancient, well at least old, text “Charge of the Goddess” which declares that “All acts of pleasure are my rituals”, as well as the 1974 Council of American Witches decree that “We value sexuality as pleasure, as the symbol and embodiment of Life, and as one of the sources of energies used in magickal practices and religious worship” .

It turns out that there are quite a few witches out there that are riding more than just their broomsticks, and they’re doing it with the full support of the Wiccan religion. For most Wiccans masturbation not only feels good but can be an important part of their faith as human sexuality is considered to be an integral part of the nature-centered Wicca religion and a gift from the Goddess and God.

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Wiccan Views on Sex Toys

The main doctrine of Wicca is “Do what you wish, as long as it harms no one, including yourself”, so as long as your sex toy isn’t hurting you or anyone around you, which by definition masturbation as a solitary act shouldn’t be, then you’re in the clear. Of course this creed also pertains to nature, an important aspect of Wicca, and luckily many of the sex toys available are eco-friendly.

My Favourite Sex Toys
When I’m sky clad and ready to worship my own body nothing gives me greater pleasure than my vibrator. My favourite ones are by Leaf; I love their designs, (think vibrators shaped like plants), and how they keep their entire production eco-friendly from start to finish. All of their vibrators are made from a phthalate-free silicone, run on long-lasting rechargeable batteries, and even come with an organic cotton canvas bag for storage. Not only are they super powerful thank to a thumping PowerBullet motor, but they’re all waterproof too, so you can take them along with you for any self-loving rituals in the bath.

My Top 3 Toys
Bloom Plus by LEAF : a pointed purple leaf on a long stalk, the Bloom Plus has lots of edges and a powerful buzz.
2. The Vitality by LEAF: like a rabbit vibe that fits in your hand, the Vitality’s long pair of leaves can be pinched to surround sensitive areas like nipples and clitoris all while the bulbous base nestles in your palm.
3. Fresh by LEAF: shaped like heart or a giant petal depending on your viewpoint, the Fresh vibrator is my favourite for travelling as its small size tucks away easily into my luggage.

References:

  1. http://www.leafvibes.com/
  2. http://home.wlu.edu/~lubint/touchstone/Wicca-Igo.htm
  3. https://public.wsu.edu/~delahoyd/witch.comment.html
  4. http://www.religioustolerance.org/witchcra.htm
  5. http://www.religioustolerance.org/masturba2.htm
  6. http://www.academia.edu/834962/Wicca_Witchcraft_and_the_Goddess_Revival_an_examination_of_the_growth_of_Wicca_in_post-war_America