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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

and national reputation, written in response to his request for her 

opinion of the dance. The statements made in this remarkable letter 

are so clear and convincing that every parent ought to read it. We quote 

the chief portions as follows:-- 

 

"'I will venture to lay bare a young girl's heart and mind by giving 

you my own experience in the days when I waltzed. 

 

"'In those times I cared little for Polka or Varsovienne, and still 

less for the old-fashioned "Money Musk" or "Virginia Reel," and 

wondered what people could find to admire in those "slow dances." But 

in the soft floating of the waltz I found a strange pleasure, rather 

difficult to intelligibly describe. The mere anticipation fluttered 

my pulse, and when my partner approached to claim my promised hand for 

the dance, I felt my cheeks glow a little sometimes, and I could not 

look him in the eyes with the same frank gayety as heretofore. 

 

"'But the climax of my confusion was reached when, folded in his warm 

embrace, and giddy with the whirl, a strange, sweet thrill would shake 

me from head to foot, leaving me weak and almost powerless, and really 

almost obliged to depend for support upon the arm which encircled me. 

If my partner failed from ignorance, lack of skill, or innocence, to 

arouse these, to me, most pleasurable sensations, I did not dance with 

him the second time. 

 

"'I am speaking openly and frankly, and when I say that I did not 

understand what I felt, or what were the real and greatest pleasures 

I derived from this so-called dancing, I expect to be believed. But 

if my cheeks grew red with uncomprehended pleasure then, they grow pale 

with shame to-day when I think of it all. It was the physical emotions 

engendered by the contact of strong men that I was enamored of--not 

of the dance, nor even of the men themselves. 

 

"'Thus I became abnormally developed in my lowest nature. I grew bolder, 

and from being able to return shy glances at first, was soon able to 

meet more daring ones, until the waltz became to me and whomsoever 

danced with me, one lingering, sweet, and purely sensual pleasure, 

where heart beat against heart, hand was held in hand, and eyes looked 

burning words which lips dared not speak. 

 

"'All this while no one said to me, You do wrong; so I dreamed of sweet 

words whispered during the dance, and often felt while alone a thrill 

of joy indescribable yet overpowering when my mind would turn from my 

studies to remember a piece of temerity of unusual grandeur on the part 

of one or another of my cavaliers. 

 

"'Girls talk to each other. I was still a school girl, although mixing 

so much with the world. We talked together. We read romances that fed 

our romantic passions on seasoned food, and none but ourselves knew 

what subjects we discussed. Had our parents heard us, they would have 

considered us on the high road to ruin. 

 

"'Yet we had been taught that it was right to dance; our parents did 

it, our friends did, and we were permitted. I will say also that all 

the girls with whom I associated, with the exception of one, had much 


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