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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

aside to let her pass, no one stoops to regain for her the package that 

slips from her weary hands. Does she enter a crowded car, no one offers 

her a seat, though she is trembling with fatigue, while the showily 

dressed woman who follows her is accommodated at once. She marks the 

difference; she does not pause to count the cost, but barters away her 

self-respect, to gain the respect, or deference, of strangers. 

 

How Young Women Fall.--It has been authoritatively stated that there 

are, in our large cities, hundreds of young women who, being able to 

earn barely enough to buy food and fuel and pay the rent of a dismal 

attic, take the advice offered by their employers, "Get some gentleman 

friend to dress you for your company." Others spend all their small 

earnings to keep themselves "respectably" dressed, and share the board 

and lodgings of some young _roue_ as heartless as incontinent. Persons 

unaccustomed to city life, and thousands of people in the very heart 

of our great metropolis, have no conception of the frightful prevalence 

of this kind of prostitution. Young women go to our large cities as 

pure as snow. They find no lucrative employment. Daily contact with 

vice obtunds their first abhorrence of it. Gradually it becomes 

familiar. A fancied life of ease presents allurements to a hard-worked 

sewing-girl. Fine clothes and comfortable lodgings increase the 

temptation. She yields, and barters her body for a home without the 

trouble of a marriage ceremony. 

 

Wealthy women could do more to cure the "social evil" by adopting plain 

attire than all the civil authorities by passing license laws or 

regulating ordinances. Have not Christian women a duty here? A few years 

ago, some Nashville ladies made a slight move in the right direction, 

as indicated in the following paragraph; but we have not heard that 

their example has been followed:-- 

 

"The lady members of the first Baptist Church, of Nashville, Tenn., 

have agreed that they will dispense with all finery on Sunday, wearing 

no jewels but consistency, and hereafter appear at church in plain 

calico dresses." 

 

A more radical reform would have been an extension of the salutary 

measure to all other days of the week as well as Sunday; though we see 

no reason for restricting the material of clothing to calico, which 

might, indeed, be rather insufficient for some seasons of the year. 

 

Fashion and Vice.--Let us glance at the second manner in which dress 

lends its influence to vice, by obstructing the normal functions of 

the body. 1. Fashion requires a woman to compress her waist with bands 

or corsets. In consequence, the circulation of the blood toward the 

heart is obstructed. The venous blood is crowded back into the delicate 

organs of generation. Congestion ensues, and with it, through reflex 

action, the unnatural excitement of the animal propensities. 2. The 

manner of wearing the clothing, suspending several heavy garments from 

the hips, increases the same difficulty by bringing too large a share 


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