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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

are delayed until a much later period, or should be. Certain insects 

perform the sexual act as soon as they acquire their perfect form; but 

they perish as soon as the act is completed. 

 

Astonishing Ignorance.--It is astonishing how ignorant and indifferent 

the majority of people are upon this subject. A friend related to us 

an incident which fairly illustrates the terrible apathy which prevails 

among parents. While teaching a country school, he learned that a large 

number of children, boys and girls, of ages varying from eight to twelve 

and fourteen years, were in the habit of collecting together in barns 

and other secluded places, and in a state of nudity imitating the "Black 

Crook" with all possible additional nastiness. Horrified at such a 

monstrous evil, he hastened to inform the parents of the corruption 

in their midst. Imagine his astonishment when he was met with an 

indifferent laugh and the response, "Pooh! it's only natural; perfectly 

harmless; _just like little pigs!_" As though pigs were models for human 

beings! 

 

It is not pleasant to consider what must have been the moral status 

of parents who could hold such views; and it is no wonder that they 

should produce such children. Doubtless they learned, too late, that 

those "natural" manifestations were the outgrowth of incipient vices, 

planted and fostered by themselves, which in later years destroyed 

shame and gave loose rein to lust. 

 

Often the manifestation of sexual precocity is less gross, but almost 

equally fraught with danger, nevertheless. Dr. Acton, a distinguished 

English surgeon whom we shall frequently quote, makes the following 

excellent remarks upon this subject:-- 

 

"Slight signs are sufficient to indicate when a boy has this unfortunate 

tendency. He shows marked preferences. You will see him single out one 

girl, and evidently derive an unusual pleasure (for a boy) in her 

society. His _penchant_ does not take the ordinary form of a boy's good 

nature, but little attentions that are generally reserved for a later 

period prove that his feeling is different, and sadly premature. He 

may be apparently healthy, and fond of playing with other boys; still 

there are slight, but ominous, indications of propensities fraught with 

danger to himself. His play with the girl is different from his play 

with his brothers. His kindness to her is a little too ardent. He follows 

her, he does not know why. He fondles her with a tenderness painfully 

suggestive of a vague dawning of passion. No one can find fault with 

him. He does nothing wrong. Parents and friends are delighted at his 

gentleness and politeness, and not a little amused at the early 

flirtation. If they were wise, they would rather feel profound anxiety; 

and he would be an unfaithful or unwise medical friend who did not, 

if an opportunity occurred, warn them that such a boy, unsuspicious 

and innocent as he is, ought to be carefully watched and removed from 

every influence calculated to foster his abnormal propensities. 

 

"The premature development of the sexual inclination is not alone 


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