The fear of masturbation did not die with Dr. Kellogg. As recently as 1994, publicly saying that masturbation was acceptable could cost you your job. This happened to Jocelyn Elders, who was the Surgeon General at the time. At a United Nations-sponsored conference on AIDS, Elders said that masturbation, “Is a part of human sexuality, and it’s a part of something that perhaps should be taught.” Shortly after making these daring remarks, she was asked to resign. With such a long and negative history, it’s no wonder so many people think masturbation is abnormal or dangerous. Though today’s health care professionals and sexuality educators know that masturbation is a healthy and safe activity, it’s a message that a lot of people still need to hear.
The Complete Guide To Masturbation
Thursday, June 16, 2011