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masturbation myth


A generic term for any unfounded assertion about the (adverse) effects of masturbation.

Masturbation myths; it (allegedly) causes

• Blindness

• Growth of hair on one’s palms

• Impotence in later life

• Mental illness

John Harvey Kellogg, of cornflakes fame, believed masturbation led to leprosy, tuberculosis, heart disease, epilepsy, shyness in some people, unnatural boldness in others, a fondness for spicy foods, round shoulders, acne, insanity, idiocy, and death.



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