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31st Aug '17 2:05:09 PM angie710
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* On ''Series/AdamRuinsEverything'', Adam explains that this idea that masturbation is evil is what popularized the practice of (non-medical and non-religious) circumcision, mostly in the US. This was popularized back in the Victorian Era by doctors and non-doctors, including the inventor of corn flakes: it was thought that by paring away the foreskin, it would reduce a boy's sex drive and urge to masturbate, or at the very least make it unpleasant. Oh, and it wasn't just done to ''boys'', either. Many girls were also given clitoridectomies, or had their clitorises ''deliberately'' burned with acid for the same reason. (Sometimes under the guise of treatment for or prevention of [[HystericalWoman hysteria]].)
4th Aug '17 9:33:15 PM Kingler
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* Parodied on ''{{Seinfeld}}'' in "The Puffy Shirt"; George, an [[NewJobAsThePlotDemands aspiring hand model]], learns that one of the most famous models in the industry ruined his career with his masturbation habit; his hands became gnarled into ''claws''!
13th Jul '17 12:33:26 PM dragonflyer223
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-->'''The Birch of Living: Give me that hand please/ And the itch you can't control/ [...] Love may make you blind kid/ But I wouldn't mind at all.

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-->'''The Birch Bitch of Living: Living''': Give me that hand please/ And the itch you can't control/ [...] Love may make you blind kid/ But I wouldn't mind at all.
13th Jul '17 12:32:30 PM dragonflyer223
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* Referenced in not one but two songs from Theatre/SpringAwakening:
-->'''The Birch of Living: Give me that hand please/ And the itch you can't control/ [...] Love may make you blind kid/ But I wouldn't mind at all.
-->'''My Junk''': They say you go blind/ But what can I do?/ We've all got our junk/ And my junk is you!
14th Jun '17 3:23:09 PM MajinAkuma
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* It may have been unintentional, but Nina Einstein's storyline from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has echoes of this trope. Early in the first season, she's shown masturbating to a picture of [[spoiler: Princess Euphemia]] [[CargoShip using the edge of a table]]. Then [[spoiler: Euphemia dies]], starting Nina on a downward spiral in which she [[spoiler: threatens to blow up her school, pushes away her old friends, is manipulated into creating a FantasticNuke that kills 40 million people,]] and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking makes some truly grotesque facial expressions]]. While Nina's masturbation isn't stated to have caused her SanitySlippage, it helped characterize her as a PsychoLesbian, as well as one of CG's many [[TheScrappy Scrappies]].

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* It may have been unintentional, but Nina Einstein's storyline from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has echoes of this trope. Early in the first season, she's shown masturbating to a picture of [[spoiler: Princess Euphemia]] [[CargoShip using the edge of a table]]. Then [[spoiler: Euphemia [[spoiler:Euphemia dies]], starting Nina on a downward spiral in which she [[spoiler: threatens [[spoiler:threatens to blow up her school, pushes away her old friends, is manipulated into creating a FantasticNuke that kills 40 million people,]] people]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking makes some truly grotesque facial expressions]]. While Nina's masturbation isn't stated to have caused her SanitySlippage, it helped characterize her as a PsychoLesbian, as well as one of CG's many [[TheScrappy Scrappies]].



* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Torso's psychotic nature is further emphasized when he reveals in his diary to have [[spoiler: masturbated while thinking about his scarred torso. He gets off to the idea of cutting off Mutsuki's limbs and keeping him as a lover.]]

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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Torso's psychotic nature is further emphasized when he reveals in his diary to have [[spoiler: masturbated [[spoiler:masturbated while thinking about his scarred torso. He gets off to the idea of cutting off Mutsuki's limbs and keeping him as a lover.]]lover]].
21st May '17 11:11:03 AM nombretomado
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Mostly a DiscreditedTrope we have [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions outgrown]]. While certain Jewish and Christian groups still do frown on male masturbation because of the story of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onan Onan]] in the Old Testament, the idea that masturbation could cause actual, physical harm came from VictorianBritain and the Second Great Awakening in the US. These were the days of MoralGuardians like U.S. postmaster Anthony Comstock and Boy Scouts founder Lord Baden-Powell, who believed that children indulging in "Secret Practices" would waste away their youth and vigor, and scores of ministers whose most lasting innovations in hygiene turned out to be [[http://www.snopes.com/food/origins/grahamcrackers.asp Graham crackers]] and Kellogg's Corn Flakes.

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Mostly a DiscreditedTrope we have [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions outgrown]]. While certain Jewish and Christian groups still do frown on male masturbation because of the story of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onan Onan]] in the Old Testament, the idea that masturbation could cause actual, physical harm came from VictorianBritain UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain and the Second Great Awakening in the US. These were the days of MoralGuardians like U.S. postmaster Anthony Comstock and Boy Scouts founder Lord Baden-Powell, who believed that children indulging in "Secret Practices" would waste away their youth and vigor, and scores of ministers whose most lasting innovations in hygiene turned out to be [[http://www.snopes.com/food/origins/grahamcrackers.asp Graham crackers]] and Kellogg's Corn Flakes.
2nd May '17 6:21:02 AM ChronoLegion
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* This trope is discussed (in so many words) in ''Series/AlienNation'', George and Susan ([[HumanAliens Newcomers]]) talk about the human hangups regarding male masturbation. In Tenctonese society, it's considered to be a healthy and normal activity for a male. However, when a teacher made a suggestion to teach proper techniques in sex ed, referencing Newcomer practices, he was immediately fired, resulting in a scandal. George, for his part, has absolutely no trouble having TheTalk with his son regarding this.
4th Apr '17 6:52:28 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion The End of Evangelion]]'' opens up with Shinji... um... [[ADateWithRosiePalms having a moment]] over [[DudeShesLikeInAComa a comatose Asuka]] in her hospital room as an indicator of how low he's sunk after [[spoiler:Kaworu's death]] in Episode 24 of the TV series. His own immediate response to it[[note]]"I'm the lowest" (JP) "I'm so fucked up" (ENG)[[/note]] is what ''really'' cements this incident under this trope. Even more, that moment's association with this trope is used as a plot point during [[spoiler:[[AssimilationPlot Instrumentality]]]].

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* ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion The End of Evangelion]]'' (in)famously opens up with Shinji... um... [[ADateWithRosiePalms having a moment]] over [[DudeShesLikeInAComa a comatose Asuka]] in her hospital room as an indicator of how low he's sunk after [[spoiler:Kaworu's death]] in Episode 24 of the TV series. His own immediate response to it[[note]]"I'm the lowest" (JP) "I'm so fucked up" (ENG)[[/note]] is what ''really'' cements this incident under this trope. Even more, that moment's association with this trope is used as a plot point during [[spoiler:[[AssimilationPlot Instrumentality]]]].
4th Apr '17 6:51:38 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion The End of Evangelion]]'' opens up with Shinji... um... [[ADateWithRosiePalms having a moment]] over [[DudeShesLikeInAComa an comatose Asuka]] in her hospital room as an indicator of how low he's sunk after [[spoiler:Kaworu's death]] in Episode 24 of the TV series. His own immediate response to it[[note]]"I'm the lowest" (JP) "I'm so fucked up" (ENG)[[/note]] is what ''really'' cements this incident under this trope. Even more, that moment's association with this trope is used as a plot point during [[spoiler:[[AssimilationPlot Instrumentality]]]].

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* ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion The End of Evangelion]]'' opens up with Shinji... um... [[ADateWithRosiePalms having a moment]] over [[DudeShesLikeInAComa an a comatose Asuka]] in her hospital room as an indicator of how low he's sunk after [[spoiler:Kaworu's death]] in Episode 24 of the TV series. His own immediate response to it[[note]]"I'm the lowest" (JP) "I'm so fucked up" (ENG)[[/note]] is what ''really'' cements this incident under this trope. Even more, that moment's association with this trope is used as a plot point during [[spoiler:[[AssimilationPlot Instrumentality]]]].
4th Apr '17 6:51:18 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion The End of Evangelion]]'' opens up with Shinji... um... [[DudeShesLikeInAComa having a moment]] with Asuka in her hospital room as an indicator of how low he's sunk after [[spoiler:Kaworu's death]] in Episode 24 of the TV series. His own immediate response to it[[note]]"I'm the lowest" (JP) "I'm so fucked up" (ENG)[[/note]] is what ''really'' cements this incident under this trope. Even more, that moment's association with this trope is used as a plot point during [[spoiler:[[AssimilationPlot Instrumentality]]]].

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* ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion The End of Evangelion]]'' opens up with Shinji... um... [[ADateWithRosiePalms having a moment]] over [[DudeShesLikeInAComa having a moment]] with Asuka an comatose Asuka]] in her hospital room as an indicator of how low he's sunk after [[spoiler:Kaworu's death]] in Episode 24 of the TV series. His own immediate response to it[[note]]"I'm the lowest" (JP) "I'm so fucked up" (ENG)[[/note]] is what ''really'' cements this incident under this trope. Even more, that moment's association with this trope is used as a plot point during [[spoiler:[[AssimilationPlot Instrumentality]]]].
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