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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

CHASTITY. 

 

 

"Thou shalt not commit adultery." "Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust 

after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." 

 

In these two scriptures we have a complete definition of unchastity. 

The seventh commandment, with the Saviour's commentary upon it, places 

clearly before us the fact that chastity requires purity of thought 

as well as of outward acts. Impure thoughts and unchaste acts are alike 

violations of the seventh commandment. As we shall see, also, 

unchastity of the mind is a violation of natural law as well as of moral 

law, and is visited with physical punishment commensurate to the 

transgression. 

 

Mental Unchastity.--It is vain for a man to suppose himself chaste who 

allows his imagination to run riot amid scenes of amorous associations. 

The man whose lips delight in tales of licentiousness, whose eyes feast 

upon obscene pictures, who is ever ready to pervert the meaning of a 

harmless word or act into uncleanness, who finds delight in reading 

vivid portrayals of acts of lewdness,--such a one is not a virtuous 

man. Though he may never have committed an overt act of unchastity, 

if he cannot pass a handsome female in the street without, in 

imagination, approaching the secrets of her person, he is but one grade 

above the open libertine, and is as truly unchaste as the veriest 

debauchee. 

 

Man may not see these mental adulteries, he may not perceive these 

filthy imaginings; but One sees and notes them. They leave their hideous 

scars upon the soul. They soil and mar the mind; and as the record of 

each day of life is photographed upon the books in Heaven, they each 

appear in bold relief, in all their innate hideousness. 

 

O purity! how rare a virtue! How rare to find a face which shows no 

trace of sensuality! One turns with sadness from the thought that human 

"forms divine" have sunk so low. The standard of virtue is trailing 

in the dust. Men laugh at vice, and sneer at purity. The bawdy laugh, 

the ribald jest, the sensual glance, the obscene song, the filthy tale, 

salute the eyes and ears at every street corner, in the horse-car, on 

the railroad train, in the bar-room, the lecture hall, the workshop. 

In short, the works and signs of vice are omnipresent. 

 

Foul thoughts, once allowed to enter the mind, stick like the leprosy. 

They corrode, contaminate, and infect like the pestilence; naught but 

Almighty power can deliver from the bondage of concupiscence a soul 

once infected by this foul blight, this moral contagium. 

 

Mental Uncleanness.--It is a wide-spread and deadly error, that only 

outward acts are harmful; that only physical transgression of the laws 

of chastity will produce disease. We have seen all the effects of 

beastly abuse result from mental sin alone. 

 

"I have traced serious affections and very great suffering to this cause. 

The cases may occur at any period of life. We meet with them frequently 

among such as are usually called, or think themselves, continent young 

men. There are large classes of persons who seem to think that they 

may, without moral guilt, excite their own feelings or those of others 


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