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Unformatted text preview: can be used outside of intimacy. Masturbation has been a contentious topic since the biblical ages. Throughout early history, many religious figures prohibited practicing masturbation because they believed it was a sin that went against the sanctity of marriage and spilling the seed without procreating. Other respected social figures in the 18 th and 19 th century also saw masturbation as sexually corrupting practice that could be psychologically harmful or physically damaging for males, causing impotence. However, the modern view of masturbation has changed as more people are more accepting of the practice today. Most people who are not religiously conservative or married masturbate quite regularly. People have learned that the myths associated with problems resulting from masturbation are untrue. As a matter of fact, masturbation is now seen as a healthy sexual outlet, it is even used as an effective treatment method in sex therapy....
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This note was uploaded on 08/05/2011 for the course PSY 265 taught by Professor Sallyhenzel during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '09