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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

can agree, to form a marriage partnership with one man. 

 

4. That the great men of all ages have been polygamists in fact, if 

not by open profession. 

 

5. That monogamy is a relic of the paganism of the ancient Greeks and 

Romans, with whom it originated. 

 

6. That it is the only proper and effective cure for the "social evil," 

and all its attendant vices and dire diseases. 

 

As this work has had quite a circulation, bearing the imprint of a 

well-known Boston publisher, and has not received any answer that we 

are aware of, we deem it worth while to give these arguments, which 

are very strongly presented, at least a brief passing notice. We will 

consider them in the order in which we have stated them. 

 

1. We deny most emphatically the assertion that polygamy is either 

taught or approved by the Bible. It was tolerated in a people who had 

long been in the darkness of Egyptian bondage, but never approved. 

Indeed, the inspired writers have evidently taken pains to give 

numerous examples of the evils growing out of that violation of the 

law of God and Nature. 

 

2. The second argument is based upon the asserted fact that man 

naturally possesses stronger sexual demands than woman; that these 

demands are imperative; and that it is not only impossible, but in the 

highest degree injurious, to restrain them. 

 

While it is true as a fact affirmed by constant observation that men 

have stronger passions than women, in general, and that many men demand 

of their wives a degree of sexual indulgence which is the cause of 

serious injury to them, and even impossible for them to grant without 

doing themselves the greatest wrong, it is by no means proven either 

that these demands are imperative, that they are natural, or that they 

are not injurious to the man as well as the woman, much less beneficial 

to either. On the contrary, there is as great a weight of evidence as 

could be required that restraint, self-control, and moderation in the 

exercise of the sexual instinct is in the highest degree beneficial 

to man, as well as to woman, and necessary for his highest development. 

 

3. While it is true that there are a few more adult women than men, 

the difference is not sufficiently great to require the introduction 

of polygamy as a remedy for enforced celibacy. At any rate this would 

be unnecessary until all bachelors had been provided with wives, when 

there would be found no necessity for further provision, since there 

are large numbers of women who are utterly unfit to marry, who would 

be injured by so doing, and would only serve to degenerate the race, 

besides making themselves more wretched than they already are. 

 

Again, it is a well-known fact that more males than females are born, 

the preponderance of adult females being caused by a greater mortality 

among male children, together with the losses from accidents and war. 

By a correct observance of the laws of health, together with the 

abolition of wars, the disparity in relative numbers of the sexes would 

disappear. Indeed, it might happen that men would be in the 


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