The Big Book of Masturbation: From Angst to Zeal

Front Cover
Down There Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Psychology - 335 pages
1 Review
Few subjects have been as maligned and mythologised through the ages and across so many disciplines as masturbation, with descriptions ranging from self-abuse to self-love. This unique volume brings together a wealth of fact and opinion from the pages of linguistics, law, history, social science, philosophy, religion, spirituality, medicine and many more. Carefully researched, the author's selections alternately entertain and entrance, while educating us about the breadth and depth of this practice common to all, taboo to some, celebrated by others.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

The big book of masturbation: from angst to zeal

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

"If everyone who masturbates were to turn purple at noon tomorrow, you'd swear that you were in a vineyard." So says Cornog, coauthor of For Sex Education, See Librarian: A Guide to Issues and ... Read full review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

This woman's son must have read this.


Aecmings and Words for Masturbation
Aasturbation CKrougK tke Centuries
People Tmwals ana Evolution

16 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2003)

MARTHA CORNOG, M.A., M.L.S., edited Libraries, Erotica, & Pornography (1991), which won the American Library Association's Eli M. Obeler Award for Intellectual Freedom in 1992.

Bibliographic information