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Question: Should masturbation be a suspendable offense on junior/high school campuses?
Yes   -53 (38.1%)
No   -86 (61.9%)
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« Reply #125 on: September 18, 2011, 11:37:41 am »
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What an odd thread.

If you're doing it in a place that has the potential to be seen by anybody else, yeah, a suspension should probably be a good punishment if you get caught.  If you, for whatever reason, get caught doing it in a place that a reasonable person would assume to be "secure" then maybe just a stern talking to would do from the person that caught you (assuming you are properly embarrassed for getting caught in your "secure" location).  I'm not sure if schools have such locations outside of maybe ...MAYBE...the stalls in the restroom that students would have access to.  I would assume most places that would be "secure" would also be places students wouldn't normally have access to.
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« Reply #126 on: September 18, 2011, 11:54:38 am »
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If caught, yes.
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« Reply #127 on: September 18, 2011, 12:53:40 pm »
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I am still stunned that nearly 40% of the forum voted 'yes' on this question.  Tongue

Really? I'm stunned that more than 60% voted 'no'.

I'm not a prude by any means, but I think students should be pretty strongly discouraged from masturbating while at school.

And how exactly do you enforce this?  By making our society more of a surveillance state than it already is? 

We shouldn't spend time looking for it of course. But if you're observed by a teacher or administrator, I think the obvious reaction from them needs to be suspension.
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« Reply #128 on: September 20, 2011, 01:52:08 am »
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What an odd thread.

If you're doing it in a place that has the potential to be seen by anybody else, yeah, a suspension should probably be a good punishment if you get caught.  If you, for whatever reason, get caught doing it in a place that a reasonable person would assume to be "secure" then maybe just a stern talking to would do from the person that caught you (assuming you are properly embarrassed for getting caught in your "secure" location).  I'm not sure if schools have such locations outside of maybe ...MAYBE...the stalls in the restroom that students would have access to.  I would assume most places that would be "secure" would also be places students wouldn't normally have access to.

What about toilets ?
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« Reply #129 on: September 20, 2011, 11:07:26 pm »
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I'm not sure if schools have such locations outside of maybe ...MAYBE...the stalls in the restroom that students would have access to.
I have no problem with it there as long as you ain't making a scene of it.

This is one of those things were nobody in a position of authority is going to ever say, "yeah its ok if you do it as long as you don't get caught", but that is pretty much how it is.  But then again, that's true of most everything.
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« Reply #130 on: September 20, 2011, 11:14:26 pm »
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If caught, yes.

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« Reply #131 on: September 22, 2011, 11:47:31 am »
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I have no problem with it there as long as you ain't making a scene of it.

This is one of those things were nobody in a position of authority is going to ever say, "yeah its ok if you do it as long as you don't get caught", but that is pretty much how it is.  But then again, that's true of most everything.

I disagree. The criterion shouldn't be getting caught : there's no reason why unlucky people should be punished. I say that as long as you are discrete (ie, don't explicitly make everybody know you're doing), that's fine. That's just like peeing or defecating, after all.
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« Reply #132 on: September 22, 2011, 12:32:33 pm »
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« Reply #133 on: September 24, 2011, 02:55:11 pm »
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In public, yes. In a closed bathroom stall, no.
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« Reply #134 on: September 24, 2011, 05:36:20 pm »
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In public, yes. In a closed bathroom stall, no.

If you are making noise, a closed bathroom stall is publically. Otherwise, no one would ever know.
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« Reply #135 on: September 24, 2011, 06:03:29 pm »
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The people saying "only if caught" are dumb. That's literally how everything prohibited works! Why are you making that distinction?
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« Reply #136 on: September 24, 2011, 06:11:52 pm »
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The people saying "only if caught" are dumb. That's literally how everything prohibited works! Why are you making that distinction?

We're making that distinction to say that the school shouldn't be actively looking for it but rather just punish those who make it obvious enough to get caught.
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« Reply #137 on: September 24, 2011, 08:23:57 pm »
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Is this merely a hypothetical question we're wanking over or is there some lawsuit over a student somewhere being suspended for this?

I mean, outside of a porn movie, is there anyone, even a horny teenager, so sex-starved that they can't wait till they leave school to masturbate alone?  (Note, masturbating for an audience of one or more, is not what I presume is being asked about, and would be something completely different.)
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« Reply #138 on: September 24, 2011, 09:24:38 pm »
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Is this merely a hypothetical question we're wanking over or is there some lawsuit over a student somewhere being suspended for this?

I mean, outside of a porn movie, is there anyone, even a horny teenager, so sex-starved that they can't wait till they leave school to masturbate alone?  (Note, masturbating for an audience of one or more, is not what I presume is being asked about, and would be something completely different.)

I masturbated once in high school.  I was in a bathroom in an isolated part of the school and had some time to kill.  it was probably in the final few weeks of my senior year, so I decided to do it just so I could say that I did it.  I may have even been inspired by this thread.
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« Reply #139 on: September 25, 2011, 02:56:11 am »
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In public, yes. In a closed bathroom stall, no.

If you are making noise, a closed bathroom stall is publically. Otherwise, no one would ever know.

So ? Is "making noise" a sufficient reason for banning ? That's ridiculous.

Of course if you're willingfully making noise, that's something different, but most people of course don't.
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« Reply #140 on: September 25, 2011, 10:31:21 am »
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My point is that it should be banned but teachers shouldn't go looking for it. This means it would de-facto be allowed as long as the person who does it doesn't attract attention to himself. That's really the point: not making anyone else witness the act. Yes, making noises is better than visually doing it, but the point is not to let people know you're doing it, ie. so you don't get caught.
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« Reply #141 on: September 25, 2011, 10:40:21 am »
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There's a difference between actively letting people know and letting them know because of lack of precaution (or inability not to make noise).
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« Reply #142 on: September 25, 2011, 11:13:03 am »
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No. That's retarded.
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« Reply #143 on: September 26, 2011, 01:03:10 am »
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There's a difference between actively letting people know and letting them know because of lack of precaution (or inability not to make noise).

There's also a difference between getting semen all over your own bathroom and all over a public bathroom.
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« Reply #144 on: September 26, 2011, 04:35:33 pm »
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The people saying "only if caught" are dumb. That's literally how everything prohibited works! Why are you making that distinction?

The problem isn't the masturbation itself, but the offense it might cause others. If you're so obvious that you get caught, then you're a disturbance and should be punished for that.
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« Reply #145 on: September 26, 2011, 04:36:57 pm »
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The people saying "only if caught" are dumb. That's literally how everything prohibited works! Why are you making that distinction?

Don't ask. Don't tell
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« Reply #146 on: September 27, 2011, 02:31:43 am »
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There's a difference between actively letting people know and letting them know because of lack of precaution (or inability not to make noise).

There's also a difference between getting semen all over your own bathroom and all over a public bathroom.

What's the difference between getting semen all over a public bathroom and getting urine all over a public bathroom ?
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« Reply #147 on: September 27, 2011, 04:44:20 am »
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There's a difference between actively letting people know and letting them know because of lack of precaution (or inability not to make noise).

There's also a difference between getting semen all over your own bathroom and all over a public bathroom.

What's the difference between getting semen all over a public bathroom and getting urine all over a public bathroom ?

Healthwise, I'm not sure, but its one less thing for other people wishing to use the facilities to worry about.
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« Reply #148 on: September 30, 2011, 08:43:55 am »
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Obviously not.
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« Reply #149 on: October 01, 2011, 08:45:35 pm »
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Should masturbation be a suspendable offense on junior/high school campuses?

Yes.  I would keep it out of the kids permanent record though.  If you are masturbating at school you have problems and its better for those problems to get straightened out while you are still a teenager.  You don't want to be caught beating off in the board room when you're fifty.  I didn't read the rest of the thread.  Why is this even being asked?  Is this a problem somewhere?
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