Masturbation Message Nonsense From My Childhood Part Two

The second part of this revelatory series on how repressive messages about sexuality negatively affected my youth…

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Where did Ellen White get her ideas about masturbation. Well one of the people was Sylvester Graham developer of the cracker that bears his name and John Harvey Kellogg, brother of the cereal company founder. Both had a dim view of masturbation as this excerpt from a no longer available but excellent article, Porn Flakes by Carrie McLaren , describes

As a rule, there’s often more to folk wisdom than bad science, and so it is with myths about masturbation and other aspects of sexuality. In America, a peculiar flowering of these myths took place in the 19th century. Though the predictable culprits — Victorian prudery, evangelical Christianity, entrepreneuriallism — are part of the picture, what’s less known is the the myths’ century-old relationship with whole-grain foodstuffs. Thanks to certain influential health advocates, sex and diet were inexorably linked, and, for both, healthy meant bland.

The souvenirs of these…

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A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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