How Philip Roth Saved Boys From the Shame of Masturbation

It is probably thanks in part to the late Philip Roth, who died yesterday at the age of 85, that when my parents discovered my predilection for masturbating with their “foot massager” they were neither particularly shocked nor overly concerned. In his immensely popular 1969 novel Portnoy’s Complaint, Roth detailed all the things young men … Continue reading How Philip Roth Saved Boys From the Shame of Masturbation