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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

by loose or libidinous conversation in society, provided such impure 

thoughts or acts are not followed by masturbation or fornication. I 

have almost daily to tell such persons that physically, and in a 

sanitary point of view, they are ruining their constitutions. There 

are young men who almost pass their lives in making carnal acquaintances 

in the street, but just stop short of seducing girls; there are others 

who haunt the lower classes of places of public amusement for the 

purpose of sexual excitement, and live, in fact, a thoroughly immoral 

life in all respects except actually going home with prostitutes. When 

these men come to me, laboring under the various forms of impotence, 

they are surprised at my suggesting to them the possibility of the 

impairment of their powers being dependent upon these previous vicious 

habits."[4] 

 

[Footnote 4: Acton.] 

 

"Those lascivious _day-dreams_ and amorous reveries, in which young 

people--and especially the idle and the voluptuous, and the sedentary 

and the nervous--are exceedingly apt to indulge, are often the sources 

of general debility, effeminacy, disordered functions, premature 

disease, and even premature death, without the actual exercise of the 

genital organs! Indeed, this unchastity of thought--this adultery of 

the mind--is the beginning of immeasurable evil to the human 

family."[5] 

 

[Footnote 5: Graham.] 

 

Amativeness.--Certain phrenologists contend that the controlling 

center of the sexual passion is the cerebellum, or little brain, which 

is situated at the lower and back part of the head. They apparently 

love to dwell upon the theme, and ride their hobby upon all possible 

occasions, often in the most disgusting manner, and always leaving the 

impression that they must be themselves suffering from perversion of 

the very function of which they speak. 

 

There may be some doubt whether the function called amativeness is 

located in the cerebellum at all; at least, it is perfectly certain 

that amativeness is not the exclusive function of the cerebellum. Says 

Carpenter, the learned physiologist, "The seat of the sexual sensation 

is no longer supposed to be in the cerebellum generally; but probably 

in its central portion, or some part of the medulla oblongata." 

 

The cerebellum is intimately connected with the principal vital organs; 

hence, if it is largely developed, the individual will possess a 

well-developed physical organism and a good degree of constitutional 

vigor. He will have vigorous health, and probably strong sexual powers; 

not, however, as a special function, but for the same reason that he 

will have a good digestion. 

 

To the majority of mankind, apparently, amativeness, or sexual love, 

means lust. The faculty has been lowered and debased until it might 

almost be considered practically synonymous with sensuality. The first 

step toward reform must be a recognition of a higher and purer relation 

than that which centers every thought upon the gratification of the 

animal in human nature. If one may judge from the facts which now and 


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