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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

 

 

Divorce.--Another of the crying evils of the day, and one which menaces 

in a most alarming manner the most sacred interests of society, is the 

facility with which divorces may be obtained. In some States the laws 

regulating divorce are so notoriously loose that scores and even 

hundreds of people visit the States referred to every year with no other 

object than to obtain a dissolution of the bonds of matrimony. The 

effect of this looseness in the laws is to encourage hasty, 

inconsiderate marriages, and to make escape from an uncongenial partner 

so easy that the obligation to cultivate forbearance and to acquire 

mutual adaptation which may not at first exist, is wholly overlooked. 

 

The Bible rule for divorce, laid down by the Great Teacher, is little 

regarded in these degenerate days. He made adultery the only legitimate 

cause for divorce; yet we now see married people breaking asunder their 

solemn marriage ties on the occurrence of the most trivial difficulties. 

If a couple become tired of each other and desire a change, all they 

have to do is to forward the fee to a New York or Chicago lawyer, and 

they will receive back in a short time the legal papers duly signed, 

granting them the desired annulment of their vows. 

 

Although countenanced by human laws, there can be no doubt that this 

shameless trifling with a divine institution is regarded by High Heaven 

as the vilest abomination. In no direction is there greater need of 

reformatory legislation than in this. The marriage contract should be 

recognized in our laws as one which cannot be made and broken so lightly 

as it now is. It should be annulled only for the most serious offenses. 

The contrary course now pursued so frequently is most detrimental to 

morals. Our divorce laws virtually offer a premium for unchastity. 

 

Not infrequently we see among the advertisements in the newspapers 

notices like the following: "The undersigned is prepared to furnish 

divorces to parties desiring the same at moderate rates, in short time, 

and without publicity. ---- ----." 

 

The animus of these advertisements is fraud. The parties so engaged 

are the vilest scoundrels; and that they are allowed to continue to 

ply their nefarious vocation is a foul blot upon the enlightened 

civilization of a so-called Christian country. A publisher who will 

insert such a notice in his journal, would advertise a brothel if he 

dared. While there is so much interest in the suppression of obscene 

literature, we would suggest that the proper authorities should direct 

their attention to the suppression of unlawful divorces, and the proper 

punishment of the villains engaged in forwarding this nefarious 

business. 

 

Who May not Marry.--Many writers devote much space in laying down rules 

which are to be implicitly followed by those seeking life partners. 

We have attempted nothing of the sort, both from its impracticability, 

and from the fact that such rules are never followed; and if the attempt 

should be made to follow the prescribed rules, we are not sure that 

more good than harm would be the result. Hence, we shall content 


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