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PREFACE
CHAPTER-1-2
CHAPTER-3
CHAPTER-4-5-6-7
CHAPTER-8-9
CHAPTER-10-11
CHAPTER-12-13-14-15
CHAPTER-16-17
CHAPTER-18-19
CHAPTER-20-21-22
CHAPTER-23-24-25
CHAPTER-26-27-28
CHAPTER-29-30
CHAPTER-31.1
CHAPTER-31.2
CHAPTER-31.3
CHAPTER-32
CHAPTER-33
CHAPTER-34-35-36-37-38
CHAPTER-39-40-41-42
CHAPTER-43-44-45
CHAPTER-46-47
CHAPTER-48
CHAPTER-49-50
CHAPTER-51
CHAPTER-52-53
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1-2
CHAPTER-3
CHAPTER-4
CHAPTER-5-6
CHAPTER-7-8
CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18

Factor in Masturbation--Other Physical Factors--Mental 

Masturbation and Its Effects. 

 

 

Masturbation or self-abuse is a term applied to a bad habit which 

consists in handling and rubbing the genitals. It is a bad habit 

because it is apt to injure the health and future development of the 

girl. The more frequently it is practiced, the more injurious it is. 

It is more injurious than when practiced by boys, because the effects 

are usually more permanent. Girls who indulge in the habit of 

masturbation to excess not only weaken themselves, become anemic and 

get a dingy, pimply complexion, but they lose their desire for normal 

sexual relations when they grow up, and are unable to derive any 

pleasure from the sexual act when they get married. In fact, many 

girls who masturbated excessively get a strong aversion to the normal 

sexual act, and their married life is an unhappy one. Their husbands 

often have to ask for a divorce. Fortunately, the habit is much less 

widespread among girls than it is among boys. While about ninety per 

cent. of all boys--nine out of every ten--masturbate more or less, 

only about ten or at most twenty per cent. of girls are addicted to 

this habit. But whatever the percentage may be, the habit is an 

injurious one, and if you value your health, your beauty and proper 

growth and mental development, you should not indulge in it. If you 

are already indulging, if you are used to handling your genitals, if a 

bad companion has initiated you into the habit, you should give it up. 

And mothers should watch their children, guard them against developing 

the habit, and do everything possible to cure them of it, if 

prevention comes too late. 

 

But while as you see I do not deny the evil effects of masturbation, 

it is necessary to state that a great change has taken place in our 

opinions on the subject, and it is but right that parents should know 

of this change of opinion among the medical profession, particularly 

among those who specialize in sexology. 

 

=Wrong Behavior of Parents.= When parents make the "awful" discovery 

that their child is fondling its genitals or is indulging in 

masturbation, they feel as if a great calamity had befallen them. 

They could not feel worse if they learned that the child was a thief 

or a pyromaniac. Imbued with the medieval idea of the "sinfulness" of 

the habit, as well as its injuriousness, they begin to scold the 

child, to frighten it, to make it believe that it is doing something 

terrible, that it has disgraced them and itself; and they try to 

persuade it that, unless it stops immediately, the most direful 

consequences are awaiting it. The results of this mode of procedure 

are disastrous--much more so than is the masturbation itself. 


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