Twentieth-century attitudes toward masturbation

@article{Patton2005TwentiethcenturyAT,
  title={Twentieth-century attitudes toward masturbation},
  author={Michael S. Patton},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
  year={2005},
  volume={25},
  pages={291-302}
}
This article demonstrates the progress that medicine, psychiatry, religion, and anthropology have made toward a variant perspective, of masturbation. Researchers documented the suffering and damage caused by classically ingrained religious and medical distortions.The “secret sin” of Judeo-Christianity and the “social disease” of nineteenth-century medicine has paradoxially become the therapy for various forms of psychosexual dysfunction. Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish denominations polarize… Expand
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