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PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
REPRODUCTION-1
REPRODUCTION-2
REPRODUCTION-3
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-1
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-2
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-3
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-4
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-1
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-2
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-3
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-4
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-15
CHASTITY-1
CHASTITY-2
CHASTITY-3
CONTINENCE
MARITAL EXCESSES-1
MARITAL EXCESSES-2
MARITAL EXCESSES-3
PREVENTION OF CONCEPTION:ITS EVILS AND DANGERS-1
PREVENTION OF CONCEPTION:ITS EVILS AND DANGERS-2
INFANTICIDE AND ABORTION
THE SOCIAL EVIL-1
THE SOCIAL EVIL-2
THE SOCIAL EVIL-3
SOLITARY VICE-1
SOLITARY VICE-2
RESULTS OF SECRET VICE-1
RESULTS OF SECRET VICE-2
EFFECTS IN FEMALES
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-1
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-2
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-3
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-1
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-2
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-3
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-4
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-1
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-2
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-3
INDEX

THE SEXUAL RELATIONS. 

 

 

Just in proportion as the perpetuation of the race is more important 

than the existence of any single individual, the organs of reproduction 

may in a certain sense be said to rank higher than any other organs 

of the human frame, since to them is intrusted the important duty of 

performing that most marvelous of all vital processes, the production 

of human beings. That this high rank in the vital economy is recognized 

by nature, is shown by the fact that she has attached to the abuse of 

the generative function the most terrible penalties which can be 

inflicted upon a living being. The power of abuse seems to be almost 

exclusively confined to man; hence, we find him the only one of all 

living creatures subject to the awful penalties of sexual 

transgression. 

 

The _use_ of the reproductive function is perhaps the highest physical 

act of which man is capable; its _abuse_ is certainly one of the most 

grievous outrages against nature which it is possible for him to 

perpetrate. No observing person can doubt that the sexual relations 

of men and women determine in a great degree their happiness or misery 

in life. This subject, then, deserves due attention and careful 

consideration. It is of no use to scout it; for it will inevitably 

obtrude itself upon us, no matter now sedulously we attempt to avoid 

it. It can be rightly considered only with the most perfect candor, 

with the mind unbiased by passion, and prayerfully anxious to know and 

_do_ what is right. 

 

In the following paragraphs of this section are considered some of the 

evils out of which grows much of the sexual suffering of men and women:-- 

 

Sexual Precocity.--There are two periods in human life when the sexual 

instincts should be totally dormant; and they are so when nature is 

not perverted. The first is the period reaching from infancy to puberty. 

The second is the period reached in advanced age. 

 

If raised strictly in accordance with natural law, children would have 

no sexual notions or feelings before the occurrence of puberty. No 

prurient speculation about sexual matters would enter their heads. 

Until that period, the reproductive system should lie dormant in its 

undeveloped state. No other feeling should be exhibited between the 

sexes than that brotherly and sisterly affection which is so admirable 

and becoming. 

 

Fortunate, indeed, would it be for humanity if this natural state always 

existed; but it is a lamentable fact that it is rarely seen in modern 

homes. Not infrequently, evidences of sexual passion are manifested 

before the child has hardly learned to walk. It has been suggested that 

this precocity is nothing remarkable or unnatural, since it is often 

seen in little lambs and other young animals. To this it is only 

necessary to reply that the development of the sexual instincts 

perfectly corresponds with the longevity of the animal; if short-lived, 

like the sheep, only a short period intervenes between birth and the 

attainment of the sexual appetite and virility. If the animal is 

intended for long life, as is the case with man, these manifestations 


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