A Brief History of Masturbation | Psychology Today
Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. Kendra rated it really liked it Aug 30, Though Tissot's ideas are now considered conjectural at best, his treatise was presented as a scholarly, scientific work in a time when experimental physiology was practically nonexistent. London, New York, Philadelphia: I did not find a female writer who railed against masturbation as a moral evil and fomented fear of its physical and social consequences.
The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. The strengths of this book are also its weaknesses: Your list has reached the maximum number of items. It has become a lamentable outcome for a society that for decades has discouraged and devalued and persecuted sexual connection between people and sexual self awareness acquired through masturbation.
Once doubt set in, scientists began to accumulate statistics about the practice, finding that a large minority and then a large majority of people masturbated. Even though there are some intersections, both books may be read in tandem. A long time in the making The penance was the same as for murder. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Some of these persist as myths even today.