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The Saddest Photo in the World
He's staring at the camera, she's staring at the coin.
Obligatory Masturbation Ephemera (click for full image)
Do I have a book for you! My friend, the very talented novelest Robert Anthony Siegel wrote it.
Why did no one tell me? WHY?
(and @Haystack) Odd that most of these bear more resemblance to various untreated venereal diseases than «friction burns and lack-of-sleep».
19th century Physician, heal thyself?
Now that you mention it, that makes total sense. Nice one, Archon.
Growing up in the Midwestern US, I've heard them all. You'll get hairy palms, you'll go blind, you'll... give yourself syphilis This is simply an illustration of that last urban legend.
Female masturbation has totally different and even scarier urban legends of its own, mostly involving stuff getting stuck up there, or various creepy crawlies laying eggs, or being impaled to death on something or another. Similar to the various horror stories about ass play.
My favorite: Mom hidden to keep baby still during long seating.
There's a whole genre of these hidden mother photos.
oh, woah, turns out those might be post-mortem
The anatomist Frederik Ruysch made perverse dioramas out of fetal skeletons and various human organs. Only their engravings now exist.
A little multimedia: Hans Erich Apostel and Alfred Kubin.
A site with a considerable number of Kubin's works.
A really cool reading/performance of The Prophet, if that's been on your list.