Every once in a while, when faced with the answer of "Contemplating my navel," one of us would ask, "Want some company?"
That, of course, was asking if it might be all right to join in. It appears, though, that my experience with such openness among friends regarding our jacking off may have been in the minority.
That masturbation is now out in the open and acceptable (for most), that a man no longer has to pretend he doesn't engage in sexual self-satisfaction, should please everyone. Getting a populace to accept something which has long been a common, yet taboo, activity takes a long time.
It's my hope that mutual masturbation will eventually become an open and acceptable activity.
If we can now admit without shame that we enjoy pleasuring ourselves, perhaps we can be less afraid of admitting to that enjoyment among others when we do.