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

Podcasturbation #07-0310: Stopping you-know-what

Podcasturbation #07-0310: Stopping you-know-what

“It’s easy to stop masturbating — I’ve stopped hundreds of times!” Sound familiar? My attempts at stopping (or even reducing) the masturbation habit have all met with failure. Moreover, in the process, the very act of stopping has become eroticized, so much so that I can not resist masturbating whenever I think about stopping. I lose before I even get to first base. But then, it’s not whether you win or lose that counts, but how you play the game. 

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