The instruction manual for the New-Life vibrator, after already stating that "hysteria is related most intimately and peculiarly with the sexual organs of woman," somewhat coyly goes on to recommend that when using the vibrator, "the disease is sure to manifest itself in some part of the body more decidedly than elsewhere -- treat the nerves and muscles of that part These included formal injunctions about cleanliness in the tenth tenet of the Scout Law and direct education about the dire consequences of masturbation in the curriculum of the Ambulance Badge. Seems like a few others had the same thought. In —45, the British physician Robert James published A Medicinal Dictionary , in which he described masturbation as being "productive of the most deplorable and generally incurable disorders" and stated that "there is perhaps no sin productive of so many hideous consequences". On the consequences of masturbation there was no shortage of grim foreboding. Considerable emphasis was placed on constant vigilance over food intake and external hygiene, the former involving moderate and nutritious eating. By combining the exciting innovation of electricity with the amazing powers of vibration , i.
I wonder how much the handouts have changed since? Of course this certainly was a simple mistake….. But if you have any manliness in you, you will throw off such temptation at once; you will stop looking at the books and listening to the stories, and you will give yourself something else to think about… It may be difficult to overcome the temptation the first time, but when you have done so once it will be easier afterwards. Partly to keep American boys from touching their wieners. The Myth of Sex Addiction. It is unsuited to the drawing room, and in the most cultured society it has long since been banished from the social board… So, in concluding, I say: