Chicago Women's Liberation Union. Report on the early and late complications of penile fractures". This section may be too long and excessively detailed. The second of these surveys asks whether masturbation could be useful in treating low sexual desire, by examining the relationship between masturbation, libido and sexual fantasy. In , the meetings of the Vienna psychoanalytic circle discussed the moral or health effects of masturbation,  but its publication on the matter was suppressed. Betty Dodson Joycelyn Elders. Sorry, could not submit your comment.
In many jurisdictions, masturbation by one person of another is considered digital penetration which may be illegal in some cases, such as when the other person is a minor. 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". There is debate whether masturbation should be promoted in correctional institutions.
Some masturbate only using pressure applied to the clitoris without direct contact, for example by pressing the palm or ball of the hand against underwear or other clothing. Retrieved 8 November
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Reader's Digest Magazines Canada. In some tribes such as the Agta, Philippines, stimulation of the genitals is encouraged from an early age. There are depictions of male masturbation in prehistoric rock paintings around the world. Support for such a view, and for making masturbation part of the American sex education curriculum, led to the dismissal of US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders during the Clinton administration. Retrieved 29 July