Corpus ID: 145285800

Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation

@inproceedings{Laqueur2003SolitarySA,
  title={Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation},
  author={T. Laqueur},
  year={2003}
}
At a time when almost any victimless sexual practice has its public advocates and almost every sexual act is fit for the front page, the easiest, least harmful, and most universal one is embarrassing, discomforting, and genuinely radical when openly acknowledged. Masturbation may be the last taboo. But this is not a holdover from a more benighted age. The ancient world cared little about the subject; it was a backwater of Jewish and Christian teaching about sexuality. In fact, solitary sex as a… Expand
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