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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

Clerical Lapses.--Our most profound disgust is justly excited when we 

hear of laxity of morals in a clergyman. We naturally feel that one 

whose calling is to teach his fellow-men the way of truth, and right, 

and purity, should himself be free from taint of immorality. But when 

we consider how these ministers are fed, we cannot suppress a momentary 

disposition to excuse, in some degree, their fault. When the minister 

goes out to tea, he is served with the richest cake, the choicest jellies, 

the most pungent sauces, and the finest of fine-flour bread-stuffs. 

Little does the indulgent hostess dream that she is ministering to the 

inflammation of passions which may imperil the virtue of her daughter, 

or even her own. Salacity once aroused, even in a minister, allows no 

room for reason or for conscience. If women wish to preserve the virtue 

of their ministers, let them feed them more in accordance with the laws 

of health. Ministers are not immaculate. 

 

The remedy for the dangers to chastity arising from this source, is 

pointed out in the article on "Continence." 

 

Tobacco and Vice.--Few are aware of the influence upon morals exerted 

by that filthy habit, tobacco-using. When acquired early, it excites 

the undeveloped organs, arouses the passions, and in a few years 

converts the once chaste and pure youth into a veritable volcano of 

lust, belching out from its inner fires of passion torrents of obscenity 

and the sulphurous fumes of lasciviousness. If long-continued, the 

final effect of tobacco is emasculation; but this is only the necessary 

consequence of previous super-excitation. The lecherous day-dreams in 

which many smokers indulge, are a species of fornication for which even 

a brute ought to blush, if such a crime were possible for a brute. The 

mental libertine does not confine himself to bagnios and women of the 

town. In the foulness of his imagination, he invades the sanctity of 

virtue wherever his erotic fancy leads him. 

 

We are aware that we have made a grave charge against tobacco, and we 

have not hesitated to state the naked truth; yet we do not think we 

have exaggerated, in the least, the pernicious influence of this foul 

drug. As much, or nearly as much, might be said against the use of liquor, 

on the same grounds. 

 

Bad Books.--Another potent enemy of virtue is the obscene literature 

which has flooded the land for many years. Circulated by secret agencies, 

these books have found their way into the most secluded districts. 

Nearly every large school contains one of these emissaries of evil men 

and their Satanic master. Some idea of the enormity and extent of this 

evil may be gained from the following quotations from a published letter 

of Mr. Anthony Comstock, who has been for some time employed by the 

Young Men's Christian Association in suppressing the traffic by 

arresting the publishers and destroying their goods:-- 

 

"I have succeeded in unearthing this hydra-headed monster in part, as 

you will see by the following statement, which, in many respects, might 

be truthfully increased in quantity. These I have seized and 


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