Contents of Help Taint
The Male half of the True Source, Saidin is tainted. Anyone who touches Saidin will be affected by the taint and eventually be driven insane. Taint starts with a higher awareness of the taint upon Saidin, then progresses towards real madness and automatic grasping and weaving of Saidin. There is no known cure for the taint and it will not go away if a male is burnt out, gentled or consciously stops channeling (extremely difficult), only stop progressing.