My first reaction, after I had read it, was "what the &*%#?!?" The whole spiel on how males "need" to masturbate kind of made me doubt the article's authenticity, and I was wondering if it had any credibility.
I looked up TMS on Wikipedia (which I know is not always a completely reliable source, but regardless) and, from what I gathered from the article, it looks like the scientist who coined the term's study group consisted of only four people... Personally, the whole thing sounds a little iffy to me, but I could be wrong.
You are right. There is plenty of dubious info on the Internet, and any quack with a labcoat can make a pretty scary and convincing website to sell stuff.
Fear not, the 2% of people who don't masturbate are not in any imminent danger of spontaneous human comsution or anything else. There are just a lot of charlatans trying to bilk an honest Joe out of his money.
Copyright 1998, 2014 Heather Corinna/Scarleteen
Scarleteen.com: Providing comprehensive sex education online to teens and young adults worldwide since 1998
Information on this site is provided for educational purposes. It is not meant to and cannot substitute for advice or care provided by an in-person medical professional. The information contained herein is not meant to be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or for prescribing any medication. You should always consult your own healthcare provider if you have a health problem or medical condition.