Thanks for the reply. I found it very interesting. I've been thinking about starting a journal so that I can write down my thoughts and hopefully get into touch with my emotions again.

I got a good laugh at the popeye remark. I can relate to that!

This whole subject is something that I've only begun to address. I've noticed that I mostly do it subconciously. As I'm waking in the morning I always reach down for my genitals so that I can perform the task. It's not that I even want to. I just do it without thinking. I'd like to break this type of behavior, though. It seems very difficult.

"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end."
--Ursula K. Le Guin

"Mental health is a commitment to reality at all times."
--M. Scott Peck