In Praise of Masturbation

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Marion Boyars, 2005 - History - 96 pages
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For the majority of us, masturbation is the most widespread sexual practice, and for the majority of males, it is the first sexual experience of their lives. However, it remains the most unmovable taboo in Western morality.

This book shows how this came about historically and how modern psychology has compounded the problem. If the book claims the audience it deserves, perhaps the world will change. The storm will pass; masturbation will henceforth become a right. It will be deemed lawful, good, agreeable, beautiful, convenient, simple, excellent, decent, meritable, useful, valuable, happy, frequent, habitual, ordinary, comprehensive, exciting, appetizing, attractive, captivating, recreative, interesting, stimulating, passionate and a tonic.

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Contents

Prelude
7
The Gift of Sperm
24
The Beauty of the Gesture
48
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Philippe Brenot is a psychiatrist and anthropologist, specializing in sexuality and couple studies, and has studied sexuality at the University of Paris.

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