Too much masturbation! Concern about the dangers of masturbation was not the sole remit of the Victorians
In the old days when knights were bold, imagine you are a young man living in Britain in Victorian times, and you went to a doctor complaining that you were feeling stressed, tired, anxious, irritable lately, and after the doctor ask some embarrassing questions about your sexual habits and if you have been honest with your answers -it comes with a diagnosis of spermatorrhea.
Now you get more anxious to know what is espermatorrea? (If you know how to pronounce it), and what it does? The doctor looks into his eyes and said: Too masturbation!
The disease defined as “the excessive discharge of semen caused by illegal or excessive sexual activity, particularly masturbation” by the Journal of the History of Sexuality.
Who discovered? “In 1758, Swiss physician Samuel-Auguste Tissot reported this disease. He had published his theory about the devastating effects of self-stimulation. It claimed- masturbation and nocturnal emissions are more terrible than smallpox because he stole the body of sperm – carrying vital energy “.
By the Victorian era, everyone believed that nocturnal emissions, masturbation considered characteristic of the disease. They had to stop these nocturnal erections (wet dreams) and limit the people of masturbation. (Obviously those who had no self-control). They had to find a way, they built this medical equipment called – jugum penis (German) – also known as a “ring Impurities in.”
It is an anti-masturbation device- There was a serrated metallic rings mounted on the base of the penis of a notch of the screw or a clip. Any erection cause pain that serrated teeth cram into the penis. These treatments were needed vicious-looking? Masturbation was considered a serious threat to the physical and mental health, leading to weakness, folly, and maybe even death.
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Imagine in 2019 you went to a doctor and complain about feeling a little tired and it gives you a metal ring with sharp teeth and had to wear it every night – and it stings an erection to de- erect (Ouch! Ouch ouch). Fear not, they do not.