Masturbation is a touchy subject, which is why "Octomom" Nadya Suleman avoided it for all of her life.
But her debut in a recent self-pleasuring porn video turned Octomom into something of an advocate and she hopes that future generations can handily avoid her mistake.
She shares the same opinion as former Surgeon General Dr. Jocelyn Elders, who came under fire in 1994 for encouraging schools to teach masturbation.
"I believe it is in universities, but I think it should be incorporated into high schools as well," she told The Huffington Post while on a class field trip to a children's museum with her kids. "It's natural."
Suleman is putting her mouth where her money is. She recently released her first porn DVD, "Octomom: Home Alone," and while she admits that her beleagured financial situation -- which included filing for bankruptcy in May -- was a major reason for doing the solo sex shoot, she is happy with the results.
"I'd be lying if I didn't say generating revenue wasn't a major reason why I did it, but I found the experience was empowering and liberating," Suleman said. "This was a very different situation for me. I've been celibate for 13 years and avoiding my own sexuality."
Suleman's dad is an Iraqi Christian and she said she was raised to believe that sex -- any kind of sex -- was only proper in marriage, so she never engaged in mastubation at all.
"I channeled my energy into child rearing," she said.
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Suleman earned the "Octomom" nickname back in January, 2009, when she gave birth to octuplets after getting pregnant through in-vitro fertilization. She already had six others using that method.
But taking care of 14 kids doesn't leave much time for personal reflection, so it's kind of strange that she pitched the porn idea to Wicked Pictures, the company distributing the film.
"They were the only porn company who didn't approach me to work for them, so that's why I picked them," she said.
But when it came time for Suleman to let her fingers do the walking on her own private parts, she was a little lost.
Luckily, she said, she got a metaphorical road map from porn actress Jessica Drake, a contract star at Wicked Pictures.
"She was like a professor to me," Suleman confessed, before moving into another part of the museum so her kids wouldn't hear her. "She was so patient and kind. I thought I was doing everything wrong."
The results were much better than she expected and she has since become a convert to self-gratification.
"I never anticipated these results," she said. "It was shocking!"
However, Suleman is keeping her new profession a secret from her vast pack of children.
"My oldest child is 11, but we don't talk details," she admitted. "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it."
Sex education wasn't the only public policy issue on Suleman's mind yesterday when she talked to HuffPost. She was enthusiastic about the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
With a huge family, she said her medical expenses were exorbitant.
"No one should pay a dollar for health care," she said. "It's imparative and a very important law -- like the driver's license. A lot will change with me. I'm spending up to $2,000 a month on health care."
However, even if Suleman didn't have to spend a dime on doctor visits for her massive brood, she said she'd probably still have done her recent porn video.
"I would've made the same decision," she said. "I have more bills to pay than just health care."
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