Sex & Sexuality in the 19th Century - Victoria and Albert Museum - Victorian masturbation punishment
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One article published in noted that the practice of masturbation among Victorian youth in boarding schools was "much more frequent than. During the Victorian era, masturbation—also known as self-pollution, self-abuse, or onanism—was believed to be both a moral and a physical evil. By the 19th century, concerns about the evil effects of masturbation had risen to epic proportions. “The practice of the solitary vice.