Preventing youthful masturbation was a Victorian sexual obsession

Masturbation or what was termed the “solitary vice” or “onanism” emerged as a veritable epidemic, especially amongst children. This forms the core around which the modern child becomes engulfed in what might termed the sexualisation of modern society. A medical and moral campaign was waged around the sexuality of children. Parents, educators, doctors were all alerted to hunt out any traces of child sexuality through a myriad of surveillance techniques and upon discovery subject to a seemingly inexhaustible array of corrective measures. One nineteenth century doctor invented a device which administered electric shocks to a sleeping boy’s penis upon erection

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What is Compulsive Masturbation?

What is Compulsive Masturbation?

Among all the kinds of sexual acts, compulsive masturbation is one of the most secret and isolative of them all. But, what is compulsive masturbation addiction. A man or a woman who compulsively masturbates with or without the use of porn is often the last to seek help, often not seeing or understanding their behaviour as problematic. Most of them masturbate after watching some of the BEST FREE PORN VIDEOS. Their hidden behaviour is often related to past trauma, familial societal or religious shame associated with the sex act and intimacy. People have internal beliefs about masturbation as one of the “dirty,” “shameful,” or “sinful” act it.

While most sex addicts actively seek treatment when they pushed by some obvious external consequence of the legal, occupational, health, or relational type, the solitary nature of the compulsive masturbator’s behavior leaves his or her actions less subject to the direct consequences of other forms of sexual acting out. The sex addict engaging in compulsive masturbation more often seeks help for anxiety, obsession, isolation, and the inability to seek or maintain healthy intimate relationships. Some compulsive masturbators do experience consequences through the viewing of inappropriate materials (e.g., child pornography), through masturbating in inappropriate places (e.g., the workplace or an automobile), or due to self-injury. However, the most frequent consequence of compulsive masturbation is a life devoid of intimacy, removed from feeling, and filled with hidden shame. Continue reading

15 Tips to Avoid Masturbation | New Health Advisor

Masturbation is a universal phenomenon, occurring in all cultures throughout history. It is often a practice of adolescents who are trying to figure out how to sexually please them before entering into adult relationships. If masturbation has become somewhat of an obsession for you so that it blocks other aspects of your life or you happen to belong to a type of religion that forbids this act, there are ways as to how to avid masturbation so you can control this type of urge.15 Tips to Avoid MasturbationThere are many ways you can try to avoid masturbation. You just have to have the right mindset and a commitment to stop the behavior.

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“Porn Addiction” » BOLD WITH LeGRANDE GREEN » Get BOLD today!

Are you or someone you love addicted to porn? LeGrande Green interviews blogger Bryan Reeves about the nuances of this sensitive issue. A former Air Force captain and trailblazing author, Bryan’s candid article “Five Reasons Men Should Give Up Porn” caused a sensation and sparked debate.

“The way I was showing up with women was getting lost,” he says. ”Looking at porn was short-circuiting the energy of my body and my soul.” LeGrande and Bryan look at some facts:

• The pornography industry is a $97 billion industry worldwide.

• Men are 543% more likely to look at porn than are women.

• More than 1 in 5 searches are for pornography on mobile devices.

Can porn be used in a healthy way? How do we disconnect from our phones and computers and tune into each other? These questions and more are addressed in this BOLD and frank conversation. Bryan’s website is www.bryanreeves.com. HIs blog is www.thiswildwakingjourney.com. Join the conversation at www.getboldtoday.com.

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SPERMATORRHEA (SEMINAL WEAKNESS)

THE PEOPLE’S COMMON SENSE MEDICAL ADVISER (1895) is one of the interesting historical works on the dangers of masturbation. I recommend it to students of society’s views on the subject. This extract is from the Project Gutenberg library. You can get a good flavor for its perspective from this quote:

Untold miseries arise from the pollution of the body. Self-pollution, or onanism, is one of the most prolific sources of evil, since it leads both to the degradation of body and mind. It is practiced more or less by members of both sexes, and the habit once established, is overcome with the greatest difficulty. It is the source of numerous diseases which derange the functional activity of the organs involved, and eventually impair the constitution. This vicious habit is often practiced by those who are ignorant of its dangerous results. Statistics show that insanity is frequently caused by masturbation.

 

Fig. 2. A Testicle wasted by Masturbation. Masturbation not only occasions loss of semen, but frequently the testicles and other generative organs waste and become reduced in size as a result of the abuse. …Fig. 2 represents one much reduced, as a result of self-abuse. [pg 773]

Note: before proceeding, please be sure you have read the Warning for Satire-Impaired

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Victorian Sexuality – The Solitary Vice

The Solitary Vice

Masturbation or what was termed the “solitary vice” or “onanism” emerged as a veritable epidemic, especially amongst children. This forms the core around which the modern child becomes engulfed in what might termed the sexualisation of modern society. A medical and moral campaign was waged around the sexuality of children. Parents, educators, doctors were all alerted to hunt out any traces of child sexuality through a myriad of surveillance techniques and upon discovery subject to a seemingly inexhaustible array of corrective measures. One nineteenth century doctor invented a device which administered electric shocks to a sleeping boy’s penis upon erection.

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Source: Sexuality & Modernity: Victorian Sexuality

Male anti-masturbation device, British, 1871-1930.

 

This metal device is one of a number of similar devices which were invented in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries to prevent masturbation. A leather strap which would have kept it in place is now missing. Until the early 1900s, many people regarded masturbation as harmful to a person’s health, and it was blamed for a variety of ailments, including insanity.

from Science and Society Picture Library