Twentieth-century attitudes toward masturbation

  title={Twentieth-century attitudes toward masturbation},
  author={Michael S. Patton},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
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… CONTINUE READING

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