Masturbation - Encyclopedia - Sexual Behavior
Maddex in Encyclopedia of Sexual Behavior and the law, he states that there is no other form of sexuality that has been frequently discussed, condemned and universally practiced than masturbation (Maddex, 2006) In the period that many laws are being passed on legalizing some aspects of the society and decriminalizing others, the law makers have intruded in the privacy of the citizens.
Some states now are drafting policies that are going to make to criminalize masturbation and the use of sex toys. Guns are legal, but sex toys are not? There are healthy benefits that are associated with the use of sex toys for masturbation; why then prohibit it? The issue on masturbation has always brought about mixed criticism from the Christians, health specialists and the general public.
Masturbation is the self stimulation of ones genitals to achieve sexual arousal that leads to orgasm. It is done by stroking or massaging the genitals with the hands or sex toys such as a vibrator. Sex toys on the other hand are objects and devices that are used to facilitate human sexual pleasure. Popular names of sex toys include dildo and vibrators. They are usually shaped and designed to resemble the real human genitals. They are of two types; vibrating and non vibrating.
From the definition, there is nothing illegal about pleasing oneself. It does not hurt anybody. Many people have ever masturbated, 95% of men and 89% of women. It is the first sexual act that most men and women experience before actual sexual intercourse. Some people still masturbate even in the old age but use sex toys instead. Criminalizing sale of sex toys is an invasion of people's sexual life that is supposed to be private.
[...] Georgia has also banned the sale of the products. For one to own or use a sex toy in Georgia, one must have a doctor's prescription. The Georgian law also states that if one owns a sex toy he/she must prove that the use is intended for the state sanctioned reasons. Nobody is allowed to sell a sex toy to anyone without a medical, educational, and legislative or law purposes. The pass of this law has to residents of Georgia filing suit against the state as the law violates the First Amendments rights. [...]
[...] The Christian community has regarded masturbation in any form is a sin. The case arises as there is not a precise or exact scripture that has directly mentioned masturbation. What exists is the scripture that describes both healthy and unhealthy sexual behavior that acts as a basis of determining whether masturbation is bad. A first violator is punishable by a jail term of up to one year in jail or $10000. However, the law have some exceptions; scientific, educational, judicial, law and bona fide medical enforcement purposes only. [...]
[...] L. (2006). Encyclopedia of sexual behavior and the law. Washington, : Cq Pr. Yoakum, R. (2006). Restless legs syndrome: Relief and hope for sleepless victims of a hidden epidemic : Simon and Schuster. [...]
[...] Illegal Masturbation Illegal Masturbation? Maddex in Encyclopedia of Sexual Behavior and the law, he states that there is no other form of sexuality that has been frequently discussed, condemned and universally practiced than masturbation (Maddex, 2006) In the period that many laws are being passed on legalizing some aspects of the society and decriminalizing others, the law makers have intruded in the privacy of the citizens. Some states now are drafting policies that are going to make to criminalize masturbation and the use of sex toys. [...]
[...] Masturbation prevents the risk of contracting prostate cancer. Toxins usually accumulate in the urogenital tract leading to the disease, but men who masturbate several times a week flushes the toxins making them a third less likely to contact prostate cancer. The same situation happens in flushing out toxins that may cause urinary tract infections.(Daily Beast, 2014). An Australian study showed that men who masturbate five to six times are less a third likely to contact prostrate cancer. Another health benefit associated with masturbation is that it helps relieve Restless Leg Syndrome, a neurological disorder. [...]
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