In Praise of Masturbation
Philippe Brenot

Translated by Paul Buck and Catherine Petit


In Praise of Masturbation is a book which kicks against one of the last remaining taboos and aims to discuss in open terms the benefits and gains to humankind to be had from this practise. Philippe Brenot claims that for most males, masturbation is the first sexual experience, and it is one that most people cover up, and practise in secret. In history, masturbation has been blamed for almost every socially deviant behaviour known, and it has been used as an excuse for all kinds of anti social acts.

Philippe Brenot makes out a case for celebrating this love of oneself. The book has a historical element and the discoveries of Tissot, the doctor who claimed that evidence could be found from corpses that murderers were also masturbators, are examined in detail.

'both a dissection and a passionate defence of masturbation… a clever, reasoned and, above all, touching read.' frm magazine

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Price: £8.95
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0-7145-3109-X