He was young and attractive when he joined the priesthood and everything about the priesthood he loved except the fact that in his 18 year old body Rodney Doolittle was trying desperately fight off his sexual desires. For the first year in the priesthood he was able to control himself through prayer and an iron will of mind over matter. He had talked to a older priest about this problem and the elder priest said that it was an act of sin to self pleasure oneself while in the priesthood or acting as a priest. The elder also told Rodney that one must discipline oneself by changing the way that he thinks about these things and on a daily basis he needed to reaffirm his commitment to God and continuously study the bible to gain a greater understanding and perception of his future role as a priest.
By the age of twenty Rodney was continually thinking about his sexual desires and had gone two years without self pleasuring himself. At one point he developed severe pain in his scotum and testicles and the doctor put him on antibiotics and told told him that his condition was caused by lack of ejaculatory release. So for the good of his health the priest agreed to let Rodney ejaculate once every three months but it must be for medical purposes only and it had to be done in a mechanical fashion with his mind focused on no sexual fantasy. But the cure for Rodney of intermittent self pleasure caused him to be caught on the fence of sexual turmoil as his sexual instincts become re-aroused. He did not tell the priest this but he knew that the elder priest had sensed that his desires had returned. Then, unexplicably, for the next six weeks Rodney was unable to levitate an erection which horrified him. He truly believed that he was now permanently impotent.
Then one evening Rodney escaped through a window of the priesthood and walked through the city streets hoping to lose his virginity with a prostitute. He rented a hotel room and called up an escort. She came to see him but he didn't have enough money so she left. But before she exited the hotel room he told her that she should come to the priesthood and he would have payment in full for her services. She arrived on three different occasions and on all three occasions he was not able to achieve a hard on. He cried and sobbed and the escort consoled him. As she left she said to him, "You should look under your bed."
Rodney dropped to his knees and looked under his bed and there was the elder priest lying there clutching a crucifix in his hands praying for forgiveness of Rodney's sins.