Routine circumcision as preventative or cure for masturbation was proposed in Victorian England, and simultaneously in America. Masturbation was thought to be the cause of a number of diseases. The procedure of routine circumcision became common, and it consequently spread to all the English-speaking countries, where it remains, long after the masturbation hysteria of the past century has subsided. The fact of the matter is that masturbation is definitely a healthy sexual activity. It is one way to enjoy your own body., and to give yourself sexual pleasure. It can also tune you in to your own sexual likes and dislikes. You then have the choice of sharing that information with a sexual partner to enhance a sexual relationship. People believe a lo t of misinformation when it comes to masturbation. There is no harm that can come to a man or woman from this kind of self-pleasuring. Our bodies are made to feel pleasure but some people who are uncomfortable with the reality that we are born as sexual beings. Many religions go out of their way to make people feel guilty about a very natural part of life.
Dr. Joycelyn Elders was forced by President Clinton to resign from her position as Surgeon General after she expressed her opinion that masturbation "perhaps should be taught" in schools.
An explanation of why masturbation is healthy.
The author of this book does not agree with the notion that masturbation is sinful. He states that there is nowhere in the Bible that deals with masturbation.
An investigation of the effects of college-level sex education on female masturbatory attitudes and behavior.
Interview data from 1,482 parents of children aged 3-11 residing in a large mid-western industrial city used to examined parental attitudes and responses to children's masturbation.
Examines the role of female masturbation and sexual satisfaction.
Examined whether completion of a college human sexuality course would have long-term effects on students' willingness to discuss sexuality with their children.
Discusses childhood masturbation in terms of epidemiology, etiology, clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, differential diagnosis, complications, and management.
It is argued that various forms of sexual activity are gifts from God. It is suggested that the church's interpretation of the Bible's mention of homosexuals, prostitutes, casual sex, and masturbation is doubtful.
Examined relationships among perceptions of the genitals, sexual enjoyment, and performing and receiving oral sex, penile-vaginal intercourse, and masturbation.