Running with Scissors - Chapter 3: The Masturbatorium Summary & Analysis

Augusten Burroughs
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Chapter 3: The Masturbatorium Summary and Analysis

Deidre's visits to Dr. Finch become more numerous. They also grow in length; sometimes she sees the doctor for hours in a stretch.

As a result, Augusten spends increasing amounts of time waiting for his mother outside of Dr. Finch's office. He even meets with the doctor himself. In one such meeting, he seeks to confirm a rumor that the doctor has a room called the masturbatorium. The doctor readily admits that the rumor is true. He explains the health benefits of sexual release at any time. Proudly, he offers to show the room to Augusten.

When they find Dr. Finch's secretary, who is also his daughter, Hope, sleeping on a couch in the masturbatorium, Dr. Finch becomes angry at the invasion of his private place. Hope seems ignorant as to the room's purpose. Augusten, however, feels...

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