After George's mother catches him alone in a somewhat embarrassing situation, Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer stage a contest to see who can last the longest without any sexual gratification. Temptation quickly sets in for everyone. Kramer is the first to fall after ogling the woman across the street who walks around her apartment naked. George is next after he visits his mother in hospital and her roommate gets a sponge bath across from the curtain separating them. Elaine signs up for a fitness class where none other than JFK Jr. is enrolled. Her fantasizing does the rest. Finally, Jerry's new girlfriend Marla decides it's time to lose her virginity but Jerry has to explain the contest. Written by
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The word "masturbation" (the subject of the episode) is never mentioned. The script originally did use the word but Seinfeld and David realized that the episode would be funnier and less controversial without it. David claims that if NBC had rejected the episode he would have quit. NBC received only 31 complaints from viewers. See more
When Jerry and Marla are making out on the couch someone walks past the bathroom window. See more
So the nurse was giving her a sponge bath?
Every night at six-thirty. The nurse was gorgeous... then I got a look at the patient...
[laughs, then snorts
I was going nuts.
Oh, man. Well, I guess you'll be going back to that hospital.
Well, my mother, Jerry...
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