"This basic form of sexual expression (masturbation) has always been forbidden by the church fathers as a sin against God, but obviously it was so their flocks would multiply. More to the point these days is how Christian Fundamentalists and conservative right-wing politicians have joined forces to take control of American's public and private lives.
The best way to keep a population docile and easy to manipulate is to prohibit masturbation, insist on marriage and monogamy, withhold sex information and birth control, criminalize abortion and prostitution, condemn homosexuality, censor sexually explicit entertainment, and deny the existence of sexual diversity.
With a list like that, we're all sexual sinners. Most frightening of all is that what was just a minority of religious fanatics in the seventies is now one-third of the vote according to a recent article in the New York Times."
- Dr. Betty Dodson*, in her book "Sex for One" 1996
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