Monday, October 25, 2010

J.H. Kellogg on Masturbation

The founder of the Kellogg breakfast cereal empire had some less than progressive thoughts on masturbation - he was a medical doctor and his dietary advice was in part concerned with reducing sexual stimulation (corn flakes were supposed to help with that, somehow).
In solitude he pollutes himself, and with his own hand blights all his prospects for both this world and the next. Even after being solemnly warned, he will often continue this worse than beastly practice, deliberately forfeiting his right to health and happiness for a moment’s mad sensuality.

—J.H. Kellogg, M.D., Plain Facts for Old and Young, 1888
Wow - me thinks he doth protest too much.

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