Corn flakes were invented to stop people from masturbating

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“Dr. Kellogg introduced Kellogg’s Corn Flakes in hopes that it would reduce dyspepsia and, in accordance with the practices of the Seventh-day Adventists, masturbation and excessive sexual intercourse.”

John Harvey Kellogg, who first created the cereal in the late 19th century, originally intended it to be a ‘healthy, ready-to-eat anti-masturbatory morning meal’, according to Mental Floss.

Mr Kellogg, a physician, was uncomfortable about sex, believing it was unhealthy for the body, mind and soul.

He was celibate, having never consummated his marriage and keeping a separate bedroom from his wife.

Their creator, John Harvey Kellogg, believed sex and masturbation was an ‘abominable crime’

Kellogg’s corn flakes were originally invented in the late 19th century to prevent masturbation. Their creator, John Harvey Kellogg, believed sex and masturbation was an ‘abominable crime’

  • He also adopted his children rather than impregnating his partner.
  • And while he was anti-sex, he considered masturbation even worse.
  • ‘Self-pollution is a crime doubly abominable,’ he wrote, according to Mental Floss journalists.

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In his book Plain Facts for Old and Young: Embracing the Natural History and Hygiene of Organic Life, he described 39 different symptoms which he said were caused by masturbation.

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