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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

his sexual demands, why was the Creator so short-sighted as to make 

but one Eve? It would have been as easy to remove two or three or half 

a dozen ribs from Adam's side as one; and as the whole world had yet 

to be populated, a plurality of wives would certainly have accelerated 

the process. Surely, if polygamy was ever required or excusable, it 

ought to have been allowed at the start. 

 

Again, when Noah went into the ark, taking with him an assortment of 

all species of animals, he took some kinds by pairs and some by sevens, 

from which we might suspect, at least, that he observed the laws of 

nature respecting polygamous and monogamous animals. But he took only 

one wife for himself, and only one for each of his sons. Why not two 

or half a dozen instead? Polygamy would certainly have accelerated the 

repopulation of the earth most wonderfully; but Noah was monogamous. 

To say, in view of such facts, that monogamy originated with the 

paganism of ancient Greece and Rome, is blasphemy. 

 

6. The argument that polygamy will cure the "social evil" is exactly 

equivalent to the argument that the removal of all restraint from the 

sale and manufacture of intoxicating drinks, thus making them cheap 

and common, is the best remedy for intemperance. An equally good 

argument might be made for the cure of theft, murder, and every other 

vice and crime, by a similar plan. Such reasoning is the veriest 

sophistry. None but a biased mind could produce such flimsy arguments. 

 

But we forbear. We have already given this subject more attention than 

it is worthy of, though we have failed to characterize the vice of 

polygamy as it deserves. We leave this for the reader. 

 

Polyandry.--Perhaps we should add a word or two respecting this custom, 

which seems to be a still greater outrage against nature than that of 

polygamy, being the possession of a plurality of husbands by one woman. 

This practice is in vogue in several countries at the present time, 

being very common in Thibet, where it is not an unusual thing for a 

woman in marrying the eldest of a family of brothers to include in the 

contract all of the other brothers as well. Polyandry was also common 

among the ancient Medes. Indeed, the Medes practiced both polygamy and 

polyandry. A man was not considered respectable unless he had at least 

seven wives; neither were women considered worthy of general esteem 

unless they had as many as five husbands. In that country, the fact 

that a woman was already married was in no degree a barrier to subsequent 

marriages, even while the husband was living, and without the trouble 

of a divorce. Those who maintain the propriety of polygamy would do 

well to consider the historic facts respecting the opposite practice. 

There appear to be as good grounds for believing one to have a basis 

in the human constitution as the other. 

 


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