A brotherhood, according to Google definitions, is “an association, society, or community of people linked by a common interest, religion, or trade.” It also states that it’s any relationship between brothers; a comradeship, fellowship or a fraternity, if you will. I immediately think of Freemasons (or other religious societies), college fraternities, sports teams/leagues or any other sort of group linked and brought together by this common entity.
Bators often refer to and greet each other as brothers. They form, in a very real sense, a brotherhood founded on the practice and art of masturbation. Online communities like bateworld provide the common bator a safe and open environment where they can explore, talk about, and share their fondness for masturbation with like minded men. In addition to the camaraderie and reassurance, many men find it more exciting to bate with other men.
Modern technology allows us to reach out globally to our fellow humans and share our life experiences in ways that are impossible just a few wears back. We are able to create “real-life”, albeit virtual, communities, online? Bateworld’s established online allowes us to get up close and personal with others. We can chat live, send mail, write and reply to blogs, upload and share photos and video of our experience. Furthermore, we can personalized bateworld’s communal brotherhood by choosing to communicate with members via skype, through email, or other means of communication. It’s a Matryoshka nesting doll of endless possibilities.
Under the umbrella that is this entire community, common interest groups play a large part in this as well. Forming brotherhoods based on these common interests. Having the ability to join these groups or even create your own are a beginning and a welcoming into a new place where you will find other men who understand you and share this interest; a brotherhood. What did you come here for? Does something specific interest you, turn you on? Fetish? Edging? Gooning? BDSM?
Masturbating doesn’t have to be a “lonely” practice. You might find yourself indulging in porn, using your imagination to get yourself off, creating scenarios while you plow your fleshlight or use an Aneros to stimulate your prostate for the first time. Maybe you like putting your cock in a sling, into nipple play, using albo or into MFM, DP. You’ve probably wondered if anyone else was into these same things and it’s a beautiful thing being able to reach out, come here and find your brothers. It’s a support group and a fun as hell group. Brotherhood is important in front of or behind a computer no matter the topic of interest. Masturbation is a personal experience, sure, as is all life, but it can be shared and explored with others alike.
Have you found your brotherhood?