— It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a young man in want of a wife, might fall prey to the heinous sin of self-pollution. —
Benjamin Snowley is trapped in a most distressing predicament. He’d been feeling poorly and after having recently recovered from influenza, with his eyesight worsening, he knows that the fault for his declining health lays in a vice he wouldn’t dare mention in polite conversation.
Onanism, self-pollution, masturbation. All names for the same sinful affliction.
Benjamin refuses to be dragged down into an early grave by unnatural urges. When he finds out about a doctor who came up with a new, experimental method of treating his illness, he jumps at the opportunity.
Benjamin Snowley is determined to get better even if the treatment is highly unorthodox and involves an inappropriate proposition for a young stableman.
Themes: masturbation, historical attitudes to sexuality, medicine, doctor, guilt, unorthodox treatment, master/servant, groom, superstition
Genre: m/m Regency erotica
Erotic content: explicit language, inappropriate medical examination, sexual healing, cum swallowing, bareback, sex toys, body worship
Length: ~13,000 words
It was a few years back, at the end of a visit to the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland, that in the museum gift shop Agnes and I found a funny little booklet by Doussin-Dubreuil, which could be loosely translated as ‘The Dangers of Onanism’. First published in 1825, it is a hilarious, but also eye-opening, account for the modern reader. We’re both interested in sexology, so the little book provided insight into nineteenth century views on masturbation. It presented the author’s theory as fact, and it’s worth mentioning that Doussin-Dubreuil’s assumptions included gems like masturbation being the cause of epilepsy and consumption.
The quote that got my imagination going though was one from an 1832 translation of a work called ‘A Treatise on the Diseases produced by Onanism.’ by M.D. Tissot:
“Our bodies, and those of animals generally, are so constructed that in order for the alinment to acquire the degree of preparation necessary to nourish them, a certain quantity of the fluids, (…)are necessary. If they do not exist, digestion is imperfect, in proportion to the importance of the fluid deficient.”
“(…)the seminal fluid, which has so much influence on the strength of the body and on the perfection of digestion which restores it, that physicians of every age have unanimously admitted, that the loss of one ounce of it, enfeebles more than forty ounces of blood.”
There we go. Sound medical knowledge right there. Such ludicrous statements, based on nothing more than a doctor’s idea, inspired us to imagine what other outrageous ways of medicating ‘the disease of onanism’ could exist. And thus, ‘An Onanist’s Journey to Reclaiming His Seed’. was born. Hope you will enjoy this crazy, kinky regency romp!
It will be out on 14th of February, Valentines Day, so hold on to your candy hearts
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