Dictionary of Classical Mythology. Robert Baden-Powell , the founder of The Scout Association , incorporated a passage in the edition of Scouting for Boys warning against the dangers of masturbation. Masturbation is little noted in the sources for ancient Roman sexuality. Griffin , editor of The Scouter , had written in a book for Rover Scouts that the temptation to masturbate was "a quite natural stage of development" and, citing Ellis ' work, held that "the effort to achieve complete abstinence was a very serious error. Politics, philosophy, culture: interviews and other writings, The Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association.
Bella. Age: 22.
From the earliest records, the ancient Sumerians had very relaxed attitudes toward sex.
Monroe. Age: 20.
History of masturbation
Several medical papers were written on insanity as a result of masturbation, and this was written as a reason for admission when a person was confined in a hospital. In , Sigmund Freud addressed masturbation in his Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality and associated it with addictive substances. By Jean Esquirol declared in his Des Maladies Mentales that masturbation was "recognized in all countries as a cause of insanity.