There was advice for everything, from how to improve your breast size to keeping your man faithful , all written with earnest authority by "experts" of the day. In these old books, I noticed that one subject appeared over and over, usually shrouded with dire euphemisms: The Solitary Vice. Self Abuse. The Vicious Habit. Past generations were absolutely terrified by masturbation, and regarded it among the vilest of sexual practices. Some considered it more of an offense, as we will see, than child molestation.
Victorian Anti-Masturbation/Anti-Nocturnal Emissions Devices - Sexual History Tour
I approve spankng a masturbater but that will not prevent from doing it again. The offender must be put into chastity belt and kept locked up. I take an opposing view. Masturbation can be cured. But it may take many months, and many canings.
Punishments For Masturbation Throughout History
Take the example to the left. But you may be surprised to discover that this idea began to take root nearly a hundred years earlier. In , the Swiss doctor, Samuel Auguste Tissot, claimed that masturbation was more dreadful than smallpox because it depleted the body of sperm, which provided vital energies. One method that he was particularly fond of involved inserting silver sutures into the penis to prevent an erection:. The prepuce, or foreskin, is drawn forward over the glans, and the needle to which the wire is attached is passed through from one side to the other.
Written by: Miko. Not everyone is on board with the health benefits of masturbation. The fact that we get to talk about it at all nowadays is an important advancement.