Children are accustomed to having bits of their bodies that they do not require removed, such as tonsils, the appendix and milk teeth. Thus, upon studying biology textbooks, they perceive the same fate awaiting bits of genitalia that similarly appear to be redundant. They see the potential in anatomy like epididymis, scrotal sac and vas deferens getting them a couple of days off school recovering from their removal and a few more ‘mucking around’ in pyjamas out of the sight of their mother who might comment otherwise, ‘Oh, you’re alright now, aren’t you?’ At which, the malingering child is compelled to feign a ‘relapse’; to perform mock-anguish and the clutching of the fictional site of affliction.
When puberty connects up our plumbing, it is most likely by accident that we discover that the genitalia perform more than one function. At first it is unclear what the other function could be. But, the emerging adult will generally find themselves more interested in sitting or leaning on the family washing machine around the time of the spin cycle. Girls may also confuse an ‘awakening’ moment with feelings for a flatulent, wizened, so-called ‘equine pissing machine’ at the local pony club.
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