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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

sexes, of ages varying from four or five years to ten or twelve, with 

wonderful precocity and truthfulness imitate the conduct of their 

elders at fashionable dinners, cannot be too much deprecated. Such 

associations of the sexes have a strong tendency to develop prematurely 

the distinctive peculiarities of the sexes. This is well evidenced by 

the fact that on such occasions one of the most common and popular 

entertainments is sham marriages. Parents greatly err in encouraging 

or allowing their children to engage in amusements of so dangerous a 

character. They are productive of no good, and are almost without 

exception productive of positive and serious injury. 

 

Modern modes of life, improper clothing, the forcing system of cramming 

in schools, the immodest example of older persons, and especially the 

irritating, stimulating articles of diet which are daily set before 

children, as well as older people, undoubtedly have a powerful 

influence in stimulating the development of the sexual passions. This 

subject is again referred to under the heading, "Chastity." 

 

Obscene books and papers, lewd pictures, and evil communications are 

telling causes which will be further noticed elsewhere. 

 

Senile Sexuality.--As with childhood, old age is a period in which the 

reproductive functions are quiescent unless unnaturally stimulated. 

Sexual life begins with puberty, and, in the female, ends at about the 

age of forty-five years, the period known as the _menopause_, or _turn 

of life_. At this period, according to the plainest indications of 

nature, all functional activity should cease. If this law is 

disregarded, disease, premature decay, possibly local degenerations, 

will be sure to result. Nature cannot be abused with impunity. 

 

The generative power of the male is retained somewhat longer than that 

of the female, and by stimulation may be indulged at quite an advanced 

age, but only at the expense of shortening life, and running the risk 

of sudden death. Says Parise, "One of the most important pieces of 

information which a man in years can attain is 'to learn to become old 

betimes,' if he wishes to attain old age. Cicero, we are told, was asked 

if he still indulged in the pleasures of love. 'Heaven forbid,' replied 

he, 'I have forsworn it as I would a savage and a furious master.'" 

 

Some learned physicians place the proper limit of man's functional 

activity at fifty years, if he would not render himself guilty of 

shortening his days by sensuality. Other reasons for this course will 

appear hereafter. 

 

When the passions have been indulged, and their diminishing vigor 

stimulated, a horrid disease, _satyriasis_, not infrequently seizes 

upon the imprudent individual, and drives him to the perpetration of 

the most loathsome crimes and excesses. Passions cultivated and 

encouraged by gratification through life will thus sometimes assert 

a total supremacy in old age. 

 

Marriage.--The scope and plan of this work will allow of but the 

briefest possible consideration of this subject upon which volumes have 


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