As others have noted in the Comments section, Kellogg likewise was obsessed with impeding masturbation. One cannot help but wish the USA had been spared the neuroses of the Puritans and Catholics who exerted undue influence on future generations and whose baleful notions are today rampant among evangelicals. Ironically, most sexual crimes are committed not by the sexually fulfilled but, predictably, by those terrified of sexuality. This is why the USA has far higher levels of child abuse and rape than, for example, Scandinavian nations.

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