The Role of Masturbation in Healthy Sexual Development: Perceptions of Young Adults

@article{Kaestle2011TheRO,
  title={The Role of Masturbation in Healthy Sexual Development: Perceptions of Young Adults},
  author={Christine E Kaestle and Katherine R. Allen},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2011},
  volume={40},
  pages={983-994}
}
Despite efforts to identify masturbation as a strategy to improve sexual health, promote relational intimacy, and reduce unwanted pregnancy, STIs, and HIV transmission, masturbation as a context for healthy sexual development has been met with silence or trepidation in the scientific and educational communities. Relegated to the realm of commercial media, rather than rational discourse in families, schools, and the general public, young people receive mixed messages about this non-reproductive… 

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