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I have heard that when Athens outlawed masturbation, Diogenes went to the public square and masturbated, inviting other men to join him. It was a deep expression of honesty. It could well be a lesson to the frauds who today revile masturbation but certainly do it. To be human is to masturbate. Later, Catullus might have but did not write this line: "masturbari ergo homo sum."

BTW, the GOP, if it succeeds with its jihad against abortion, will most certainly go after masturbation.

*Some excellent historical background on masturbation:

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