Self Abuse and the Single Fella (SFW)

“This… substance, the spermin, is carried to his central nerve system, to his spinal cord, his medulla oblongata, and his brain, and hammered into these by his strong young heart… He begins to act like a man; he begins to think like a man; he begins to do big things in a man’s way; he begins to make ambitious plans in a man’s way; and he is a man, every inch of him a man… there is a new light in his eye. This light is nothing more nor less than light from the kindling fire of manhood…

In this connection, it must be noted that some boys and young man seriously interfere with this natural process of developing from youth into manhood by the act of masturbation or self-abuse. If this act is begun before puberty, and continued at comparatively frequent intervals, say, three or four times a week, or daily, the youth might almost as well have no testicles during such period of self-abuse; and if persisted in during the years of puberty, he will, instead of developing into the hard-muscled, fiery-eyed, ambitious young man described above, develop into a flabby-muscled, namby-pamby, cowardly molly-coddle, lacking in initiative and will power.”

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Ah! This is a return of my beloved scientific terms “namby-pamby” and “molly-coddle.And as we’ve seen in the past, Dr. Hall has quite the fixation on what defines manhood and virility in all its sweaty-chested, broad-shouldered, heavy-breathing glory. Read into that what you will.

The Story of Manhood

“The first lesson which the father teaches his son is the story of manhood and the secret of virility. He describes what it means for a boy to grow into a man, and how, after a brief period of lank, awkward, self-conscious clumsiness, the boy develops masses of muscles on shoulders and chest, upper arms, forearms, back, hips, thighs, legs. When these muscles come under the control of his will, as they should in his later teens, he will have received from mother Nature “the three B’s” of young manhood, namely, Bone, Brawn, and Brain, so that at eighteen years of age, the young man should be able to stand out before the world, broad-shouldered, deep-chested, erect, supple, hard-muscled, fiery-eyed and resourceful, full of initiative and will power, ready to get into the world’s work.”

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Broad-shouldered…

Erect…

Supple…

Fiery-eyed…

Hard- …

Oh dear. Someone fetch me a fainting couch!

Ovarian Optical Illusion

“If a woman of twenty-five to thirty-five were to suffer the loss of both ovaries, she would probably go very early into a condition of senile decay, and, in a few years after the operation, might easily pass for a woman of fifty-five to sixty-five.”

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Is this an old woman or a young lady? Only her ovaries know for sure!

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Care to Dance?

(The below paragraph follows an explanation of the social and sexual implications behind dancing)

“In passing, the writer wishes to take the opportunity to assure the reader that nothing in the above paragraph is to be interpreted as indicating that he believes the modern dance, as it is usually conducted, frequently with no chaperonage or safeguards, to be a wise of sensible exercise for young people. The folk dances of the peasant people of Europe, and similar dances enjoyed by our great-grandparents in the pioneer days of America, are widely different in their social significance and influence from the modern round dance, with the unspeakable “Turkey-trots” and “Bunny hugs.”

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Once after a big meal, my dad got the turkey trots, but I don’t remember a specific partnered dance. Hm.

Commence Frolicking!

“The next question which the child asks, as a rule, concerns the physical differences between the sexes. Your little six or seven-year-old girl may come with the question as to how the mother knows whether her new-born baby is a boy or a girl. … The wise mothers in all generations have adopted a very simple method of forestalling this question, and presenting in the family, conditions which answer the question in the most natural and simple way.

I refer to the custom adopted by the wise mothers of all generations of having the little children fo the family meet in the nursery at bedtime at least one evening a week in what some mothers call an “undress parade.” Others mothers call it a “bath night frolic.” The little boys and girls of the family ranging in age between two and seven or eight, enter into these frolic with the keenest and most unalloyed pleasure.”

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“Bath night frolic” at my house means something completely different. And it involves less children and more bourbon.

From Man to Molly-Coddle

“Thus the father tells him the “Secret of Manhood,” and explains about the internal secretion that is prepared in the boy’s testicles from his fifteenth year on, and that this internal secretion absorbed into the blood and distributed throughout the body, causes the development in youth, of all these qualities distinctive of virile manhood. Deprived of these sex glands, the boy would develop, first, into a sissy, and finally at twenty-five he would be a slope-shouldered, narrow-chested, flabby-muscled, beardless, squeaky-voiced molly-coddle, absolutely lacking in every instinct and attribute of manhood.

When the boy hears this from his father, he readily understands that his sex apparatus is sacred to his manhood, and that he should never do anything to irritate or excite that part of his body for fear of disturbing Nature’s plan for his development of all the matchless qualities of manhood.”

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“Molly-coddle” is the new “namby-pamby.”