Paul Reubens Offers Proof He Wasn’t Masturbating During 1991 Arrest

Paul Reubens has opened up to Playboy about his 1991 arrest and spoke more in depth about it, and why he should have had the charges dropped, than ever before.
After being arrested in an adult movie theater, his attorneys had Reubens plead no contest to avoid a trial.

On why he’s innocent of the 1991 charge that he was masturbating in an adult theatre:
“Had we gone to trial, we had ready an expert from the Masters and Johnson Institute who was going to testify that in 30 years of research on masturbation the institute had never found one person who masturbated with his or her nondominant hand. I’m right-handed, and the police report said I was jerking off with my left hand. That would have been the end of the case right there, proof it couldn’t have been me.”


Tea Party-Backed Candidate Christine O’Donnell’s War on Masturbation

(Sept. 3) — Delaware Republican Christine O’Donnell has become a tea party favorite. The Senate candidate says that Rep. Mike Castle, also a Republican, is no different from the Democratic aspirant, New Castle County Executive Chris Coons. And on one issue at least, O’Donnell, really does distinguish herself from her opponents: masturbation.

Back in the 1990s, O’Donnell was the president of a Christian-right group called Saviors Alliance for Lifting the Truth (SALT), and The Huffington Post has taken a look back at her television appearances from the time preaching religious conservatism. On the MTV series “Sex in the 90s,” O’Connell called not only for abstinence but avoidance of masturbation.

“The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery. So you can’t masturbate without lust,” she said. “The reason that you don’t tell [people] that masturbation is the answer to AIDS and all these other problems that come with sex outside of marriage is because, again, it is not addressing the issue. You’re just gonna create somebody who is, I was gonna say, toying with his sexuality. Pardon the pun.”

It’s unclear if O’Donnell has since revisited her thoughts on sexuality. But it should be noted that prudishness is not generally part of the tea party platform.

Paul Wachter Contributor
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