Originally Posted by moonlite
I think that boys had more pleasure from squeezing the lemon in XIX century than today, because it was forbidden fruit and then they were playing with devil not only with their ♥♥♥♥♥.
From having once a been a newly-masturbating boy, I can assure you it was NOT more pleasurable back when you were terrified of getting caught. Thinking that if you're parents caught you (who really wouldn't have cared and probably did more times than you knew), you'd be sent straight to the insane asylum (I was going to kill myself if caught for the sake of saving face, not kidding- I was 11 or 12) and were probably going to Hell anyway since you were committing a nasty sin wasn't particulary fun or relaxing. Nor was that moment of realization the first time I ever had an orgasm (which was through masturbating- even though I didn't realize I was masturbating per se at the time) when I realized what I'd done, and thought "Oh my God... I must be gay!". I guess the fact that I was fantasizing about my *hot* female sixth grade teacher at the time didn't cross my mind in the sheer shock afterward.
I can only imagine how much less fun this would have been if I'd thought I'd be circumcized, beaten, or burned at the stake for doing it.
Edit: The stake-burning wouldn't have happened in the XIX century, I thought you had typed XIV until I just re-read your post