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A mechanical means of collectng sperm for medical use was touted as a moral alternative to maturbation, according to an article published by Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, which is umder the direction of Italian bishops. Masturbation is the most common way to gather sperm for laborattory tests related to impotence and genetic diseases, but the Catholic church teaches that masturbation is immoral. The article described the use of a vibrating machine that attaches to a testicle, concluding from a survey of 17 men who used the machine that “several components that constitute the masturbation act would seem to be absent -- direct stimulation of the genital organ, and any erotic feelings. “