We come now to the third and most important way the male elements can leave the man’s body. This is by intercourse. The purpose of this, as you can see from what we’ve been talking about, is for a sperm to unite with an ovum to form an embryo that will eventually grow into another man or woman.
Now there are two entirely different ways in which this can take place. The one way is natural, normal, and right. The other way is wrong, and always brings trouble of some sort or other as a result.
Editor’s note: he’s actually referring to marriage and promiscuity here, but raise your hand if you thought he was going in a whole ‘nother direction.
Question. I’ve been told that those long-drawn-out kisses
longer even than those you see in the movies, can cause a girl to have a baby. Is that true?
Answer. No, except that such kisses may excite the boy and the girl and lead them to do other things that may end up with the girl’s having a baby! That’s why that sort of kissing, and the other things that are just as exciting, had better be put off until after folks are married, when having a baby is what most people want. Having a baby before marriage is something that can and frequently does ruin a girl’s chances for happiness, for the rest of her life. And it can stop a boys chances for any more education and future advancement, if as sometimes happens he is forced into marrying her.
Now there is another way in which the semen, or seminal fluid, can leave the body, and sometimes does. This is from something that I suppose every normal boy that ever lived in this world has done, some time or other. And that is rubbing or handling his penis until it causes a pleasant sensation that is usually followed by the forcible ejection of some whitish fluid, which of course is the semen we’ve been talking about. And this, which has been given the name of masturbation, is something about which there’s been more misinformation and pure bunk than any other thing I can think of at the moment.
What I want to know is this. Why is it that the thing a fellow wants to do because it’s fun and enjoyable is always the wrong thing that folks disapprove of, while the thing they want us to do, and Doc wants us to do, too, is pretty dull milksop sort of stuff. Don’t you see what I mean, sir?” and Bill stopped, as if he knew he hadn’t yet made himself clear, though he was sure of his ground.
Frank Howard Richardson, MD
Have obviously never read some of the frankly bizarre advice our grandparents thought fit to commit to print. Obsolessons is here to bring you the questionable wisdom of our ancestors, with the occasional useful tip like how to gild a live fish. Because how could that NOT come in handy?