the sin of self-pollution

In 1716, Dr. Balthazar Bekker published a pamphlet in London on the “heinous sin” of “self-pollution” entitled Onania, which warned that “self-abuse” would lead to: Disturbances of the stomach and digestion, loss of appetite or ravenous hunger, vomiting, nausea, weakening of the organs of breathing, coughing, hoarseness, paralysis, weakening of the organ of generation to the point … Read morethe sin of self-pollution