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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

in finer terms the same foul thoughts, and hide in loose insinuations 

more smut than words could well express. Women who think themselves 

rare paragons of virtue can find no greater pleasure than in the 

discussion of the latest scandal, speculations about the chastity of 

Mrs. A. or Mr. B., and gossip about the "fall" of this man's daughter 

or the amorous adventures of that woman's son. 

 

Masculine purity loves to regard woman as chaste in mind as well as 

in body, to surround her with conceptions of purity and impregnable 

virtue; but the conclusion is irresistible that those who can gloat 

over others' lapses from virtue, and find delight in such questionable 

entertainments as the most recent case of seduction, or the newest 

scandal, have need to purify their hearts and re-enforce their waning 

chastity. Nevertheless, a writer says, and perhaps truly, that "the 

women comprise about all the real virtue there is in the world." 

Certainly if they were one-half as bad as the masculine portion of 

humanity, the world would be vastly worse than it is. 

 

Causes of Unchastity.--Travelers among the North American Indians have 

been struck with the almost entire absence of that abandonment to vice 

which might be expected in a race uninfluenced by the moral restraints 

of Christianity. When first discovered in their native wilds, they were 

free from both the vices and the consequent diseases of civilization. 

This fact points unmistakably to the conclusion that there must be 

something in the refinements and perversions of civilized life which 

is unfavorable to chastity, notwithstanding all the restraints which 

religion and the conventionalisms of society impose. Can we find such 

influences? Yes; they abound on every hand and leave their blight in 

most unwelcome places, oft unsuspected, even, till the work of ruin 

is complete. 

 

Early Causes.--The earliest of all causes is hereditary predisposition. 

As we have shown, a child conceived in lust can no more be chaste by 

nature than a negro can be a Caucasian. But back of this there is a 

deeper cause, as we shall see, one that affects parents as well as 

offspring. Between infancy and puberty, are in operation, all those 

influences mentioned under "Sexual Precocity." 

 

The frequent custom of allowing children of the opposite sex to sleep 

together, even until eight or ten years of age, or longer, is a dangerous 

one. We have known of instances in which little boys of seven or eight 

have been allowed to sleep with girls of fourteen or sixteen, in some 

of which most shameful lessons were taught, and by persons who would 

not be suspected of such an impropriety. In one instance a little boy 

of eight, occupying the same bed with three girls several years older, 

was used for illustration by the older girl in instructing the younger 

ones in the _modus operandi_ of reproduction. The sexes should be 

carefully separated from each other at least as early as four or five 

years of age, under all circumstances which could afford opportunity 

for observing the physical differences of the sexes, or in any way serve 


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