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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

preponderance. 

 

Still again, it is only in a few very populous and long-settled 

communities that there are more women than men, as in the States of 

Massachusetts, Connecticut, and a few others of the Eastern States, 

and a few countries of Europe. In all newly settled countries the 

reverse is true. The inquiry naturally arises, What shall be done under 

these circumstances? Shall a woman be allowed more than one husband, 

as is actually the case in some countries? "Oh! no;" our polygamist 

replies, "A woman is not capable of loving more than one man, and is 

not even able to satisfy the sexual demands of a single husband; so, 

of course, a plurality of husbands is out of the question. A man is 

capable of loving any number of women, being differently constituted 

from a woman; and so the same rule does not apply." 

 

The writer evidently confounds love with lust. He will grant unstinted 

reign to the lusts of man, but requires woman to be restrained, offering 

as an apology for such a manifest unfair and unphilosophical 

discrimination that "man is differently constituted from a woman, 

sexually, requiring more active exercise of the sexual functions," a 

conclusion which could be warranted only by the selection, as a typical 

specimen of the male part of humanity, of a man with an abnormal 

development of the animal propensities. 

 

A correct understanding and application of the laws of sexual hygiene 

would effectually sweep away every vestige of argument based on this 

foundation. 

 

4. In proof of the propriety of polygamy, as well as of its necessity, 

the author referred to cites the well-known fact that Plato, Aristotle, 

Bacon, Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon, Burns, Byron, Augustus, Webster, 

and numerous others of the noted men of all ages have been incontinent 

men. The fact that these men were guilty of crime does not in the least 

degree detract from the enormity of the sin. It is equally true that 

many great men have been addicted to intemperance and other crimes. 

Alexander was a Sodomite as well as a lecherous rake. Does this fact 

afford any proof that those crimes are virtues instead of vices? Such 

argument is hardly worthy of serious refutal, since it stultifies 

itself. 

 

5. The fact that monogamy was practiced among the ancient Greeks and 

Romans is in no way derogatory of it as an institution. Even if it could 

be shown that it originated with those nations, still this would in 

no way detract from its value or respectability. Do not we owe much 

to those grand old pagans who laid the foundation for nearly all the 

modern sciences, and established better systems of political economy, 

and better schools for uniform culture of the whole individual, than 

any the world has seen since? But monogamy did not originate with the 

Greeks, neither was it invented by the Romans, nor by any other nation. 

It originated with the great Originator of the human race. It is an 

institution which has come down to us, not from Greece or Rome, but 

from Paradise. 

 

If it was so important that man should have more than one woman to supply 


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