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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

then come to the surface in society, it would appear that the 

opportunity for sensual gratification had come to be, in the world at 

large, the chief attraction between the sexes. If to these observations 

we add the filthy disclosures constantly made in police courts and 

scandal suits, we have a powerful confirmation of the opinion. Even 

ministers, who ought to be "ensamples to the flock," are rather "blind 

leaders of the blind," and fall into the same ditch with the rest. 

 

This perversion of a natural instinct, and these sudden lapses from 

virtue which startle a small portion of community and afford a filthy 

kind of pleasure to the other part, are but the outgrowths of mental 

unchastity. "Filthy dreamers," before they are aware, become filthy 

in action. The thoughts mold the brain, as certainly as the brain molds 

the thoughts. Rapidly down the current of sensuality is swept the 

individual who yields his imagination to the contemplation of 

lascivious themes. Before he knows his danger, he finds himself deep 

in the mire of concupiscence. He may preserve a fair exterior; but 

deception cannot cleanse the slime from his putrid soul. How many a 

church-member carries under a garb of piety a soul filled with 

abominations, no human scrutiny can tell. How many pulpits are filled 

by "whited sepulchers," only the Judgment will disclose. 

 

Unchaste Conversation.--"Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth 

speaketh." "Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give 

account thereof in the day of Judgment." "By thy words thou shalt be 

condemned." Matt. 12: 34, 36, 37. In these three brief sentences, Christ 

presents the whole moral aspect of the subject of this paragraph. To 

any one who will ponder well his weighty words, no further remark is 

necessary. Let filthy talkers but consider for a moment what a multitude 

of "idle," unclean words are waiting for account in the final day; and 

then let them consider what a load of condemnation must roll upon their 

guilty souls when strict justice is meted out to every one before the 

bar of Omnipotence, and in the face of all the world--of all the 

universe. 

 

The almost universal habit among boys and young men of relating filthy 

stories, indulging in foul jokes, making indecent allusions, and 

subjecting to lewd criticism every passing female, is a most abominable 

sin. Such habits crush out pure thoughts; they annihilate respect for 

virtue; they make the mind a quagmire of obscenity; they lead to overt 

acts of lewdness. 

 

But boys and youths are not alone in this. More often than otherwise, 

they gain from older ones the phraseology of vice. And if the sin is 

loathsome in such youthful transgressors, what detestable enormity 

must characterize it in the old. 

 

And women, too, are not without their share in this accursed thing, 

this ghost of vice, which haunts the sewing-circle and the parlor as 

well as the club-room. They do not, of course, often descend to those 

black depths of vulgarity to which the coarser sex will go, but couch 


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