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, dick here