Voy Wilks - A Letter To His Grandsons About STDs
Voy Wilks (Deceased)
Cisco, Texas 76437
Greetings of love to you.
The world out there is dangerous, and some of the dangers are hidden. Some of the most hideous dangers are what are called venereal diseases. You probably already know the meaning of the term, venereal disease, but let me explain the term anyway.
Venereal diseases are those diseases which are usually transmitted by sexual intercourse (the mating act).
The Bad News: These diseases are not usually revealed to us. They are hidden. For example, the beautiful girl or woman sitting next to you on the bus or in the classroom may have one (or several) venereal diseases (abbreviated as V.D.). The handsome young man, so strong and able on the football field, may have V.D. Some types of V.D. can be cured. For other types, there is no cure. Once you have them, they are with you for life.
The Good News: Keeping Yahweh's Commandments protects you from all types of V.D. prevalent in the U.S.A.
While serving in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army during World War II, I had considerable experience with venereal diseases. Why? Because I was an orderly in a hospital which treated only venereal diseases which plagued our military men. We treated hundreds of cases. There are better and more successful treatments today than then; but at that time, my job was to see that every patient received his shots (in the hip with a long, long needle) every three hours around the clock.
Never believe that a person (woman or a man) is "too nice" to have sex with you knowing he or she has V.D. They do so all the time. Some for money, some because they are angry, and who knows how many other reasons. Sometimes these persons do not yet know they have V.D. They entice you; tempt you to sin; to break the Commandment.
This may make you vomit, but one example I can name is of a Philippine woman (a prostitute) who stuffed her private parts with toilet paper to stop the corruption from flowing long enough to do her "trick." The service man who visited her did contract V.D. Is this surprising? Later he came to the hospital for treatment.
But remember the Good News: Keeping Yahweh's Commandments protects you from venereal diseases.
There are numerous types of V.D., some of which I have forgotten, so I will consult a medical book and name the most devastating ones.
Syphilis (pronounced sif-a-las): Until AIDS appeared, syphilis was the most serious of all venereal diseases. It is estimated that one-half million Americans (mostly teenagers) have this disease and do not know it. The incubation period (the time from exposure until the disease develops) is usually about 30 days, but can be as long as two years. I have seen lots of syphilis among our military men.
Untreated, syphilis can result in the breakdown of body tissues, deterioration of the bones, mental disorders, heart problems, blindness, and even death. Syphilis is caused by a little cork-screw-like, microscopic demon (a spirochete) which stands on end and spins round and round, and drills into the flesh where it multiplies in great numbers.
This disease is generally made known by open sores on the penis (called genital ulcers), or ulcers may erupt on or in the mouth. If kisses are exchanged when syphilitic sores are on the mouth, it is possible to contract the disease in this way. Normally, however, syphilis is contracted only by sexual intercourse with an infected person.
If untreated in its first stage (sores in the flesh), then the spirochete eventually move into the bloodstream as well, and is difficult to cure. If not cured in this stage, the spirochete move into the spinal cord. In this stage, syphilis is usually incurable.
But remember: Keeping Yahweh's Commandments protects you from syphilis.
Gonorrhea (ga-no-ree-a): A common venereal disease, the incubation period for gonorrhea is short; 5 to 14 days. Symptoms are painful urination and the exuding of pus from the penis. Although this is generally not the case, sometimes the pain is so great that grown men weep. I have seen much gonorrhea among our military men.
But remember: Keeping Yahweh's Commandments protects you from gonorrhea.
Non-gonococcal urethritis: This is easily recognized only in males and manifests itself by a genital discharge. It does not respond to penicillin, but must be treated with other remedies.
But remember: Keeping Yahweh's Commandments protects you from this venereal disease.
Chancroid (shank-roid): The many ulcers which erupt on the genitals are extremely painful and accompanied by swelling.
But remember: Keeping Yahweh's Commandments protects you from chancroid.
Herpes Genitalis (her-peas gen-i-tal-is): The herpes virus, closely related to the virus which causes cold sores, presents itself in painful clusters of small blisters on the genitals. This is the second most common venereal disease in the U.S.A. It can be treated, but NOT CURED. Again, there is no cure. Once you have it, it stays with you the remainder of your life, and frequently breaks out anew.
Now suppose you contract this disease by breaking Yahweh's Commandment (indulging in illicit sex). Later you decide, "Hey! I have met the perfect woman, so I'm going to marry her." Please be aware that in doing so, you will doom this woman (the woman you love) to an incurable disease; a life-long disease; a lifetime of pain, misery, and embarrassment. A happy prospect? Not at all.
But remember: Keeping Yahweh's Commandments protects you from this type of V.D.
Venereal Warts: These warts do not appear for many weeks after exposure has taken place. Of all the types of V.D., this is, perhaps, the easiest to treat; by cauterizing (burning them off). I have seen venereal warts also among our military men.
But again: Keeping Yahweh's Commandments protects you from venereal warts.
Candidiasis (You tell me how to pronounce this): A type of thrush; a common female complaint accompanied by a vaginal discharge, soreness, and itching, is a recurring one. Apparently this disease is never cured. Obviously, males transmit this to the females.
But remember: Keeping Yahweh's Commandments protects you from this venereal disease.
Trichomoniases (??): This vaginal discharge is caused by a parasite which can be carried by a male and transmitted to his sexual partner.
Now for the Good News: Keeping Yahweh's Commandments protects you from this disease.
The name of this venereal disease? I have forgotten, but it is a real doozy. Also, I do not remember how it affects women, but in men, glands in the groins become infected, swell, burst, and discharge pus freely. I have seen this among our military men. This painful and inconvenient type of V.D. can be disabling.
But remember: No need to suffer in this way because - Keeping Yahweh's Commandments protects you from this disease.
AIDS: This venereal disease is incurable. This venereal disease is 100 percent fatal. By that, I mean it kills you - dead! AIDS is a KILLER. All who have it die. The sad thing is: sometimes the incubation period is as long as 10 years. This gives the wayward man many opportunities to spread the disease, even before he knows he has the disease.
Now, suppose you break Yahweh's Commandment by indulging in illicit sex. As a result, you contract AIDS, but no sign of it appears for eight years. In the meantime, you meet the perfect woman and propose marriage. By marriage to this woman, you sentence her to death, because she, too, will contract AIDS. Is this what you want?
Once the disease develops and has a person in its grip, it sometimes takes 10 years to die. In the meantime, even young men wither away from 180 lbs. to 80 or 100 lbs. Young men look 75 or 80 years of age before the end; pale, withered, drawn, feeble, helpless, unable to care for themselves. They must be cared for like small babies.
Why does this happen? Because some people refused to keep Yahweh's Commandment: "Thou shalt not commit adultery (with women or with men)."
But remember: Keeping Yahweh's Commandments protects you from AIDS and other venereal diseases.
In the proper setting and within the sanctity of Holy Matrimony, sexual intercourse is a delightful experience, but the Book of Proverbs gives the results of improper sexual relations. The foolish youth and the "loose woman" are spoken of in this way:
"For the lips of a loose woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter as wormwood (a deadly poison), sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol; she does not take heed to the path of life;. . . (Proverbs 5:3-6)
And what is the "Path to Sheol?" Breaking the Commandments of Yahweh. And what is the "Path of Life?" Keeping Yahweh's Commandments (Deut. 30:15-20; Mt. 22:36-40).
"My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandment and live, . . . to preserve you from the loose woman, from the ADVENTURESS with her smooth words. . . . I have perceived among the youths, a young man without sense, passing along the street near her corner, taking the road to her house in the twilight, in the evening, at the time of night and darkness.
"And lo, a woman meets him, dressed as a harlot, wily of heart. . . . She seizes him and kisses him, . . . and says to him: Come, let us take our fill of love till morning; let us delight ourselves with love. For my husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey; . . . at the full moon he will come home. . . .
"Let not your heart turn aside to her ways, . . . her house is the way to Sheol, going down to the chambers of death" (from several verses of Proverbs Chapter 7).
Now that AIDS is prevalent, these warnings of "death" can be taken very literally. They are not an exaggeration.
But it is even more abominable and dangerous to become involved with a homosexual (a queer, a sodomite). If we are to shun the evil and adventurous woman, how much more the sodomite. The practice of sodomy is why AIDS is with us today. Only one breaking of the Commandment (only one sexual contact with an infected person) is all that is required to give you AIDS. The result is death.
One final thought: Young people often believe "It's my life, so I'll live it as I choose." But this is not true. Family members must be considered also. They should not be subjected to the shame and punishment which AIDS brings. Also, if a young person contracts AIDS, who will care for him during his years of dying? Family members! "My son, keep my words . . ." (Proverbs 7:1). I wrote this letter because I want you, my grandsons, to be wise, discreet and honorable, and because:
I love you,
Articles By Voy Wilks