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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

with strong passions knows, the warfare with passion is a serious one 

if one determines to lead a continent life. He needs the help of every 

aid that he can gain. Some of these may be named as follows:-- 

 

_The Will_.--A firm determination must be formed to lead a life of 

purity; to quickly quench the first suggestions of impurity; to harbor 

no unchaste desire; to purge the mind of carnal thoughts; in short, 

to cleave fast to mental continence. Each triumph over vicious thoughts 

will strengthen virtue; each victory won will make the next the easier. 

So strong a habit of continence may be formed that this alone will be 

a bulwark against vice. 

 

_Diet_.--He who would keep in subjection his animal nature must 

carefully guard the portal to his stomach. The blood is made of what 

is eaten. Irritating food will produce irritating blood. Stimulating 

foods or drinks will surely produce a corresponding quality of blood. 

Irritating, stimulating blood will irritate and stimulate the nervous 

system, and especially the delicate nerves of the reproductive system, 

as previously explained. Only the most simple and wholesome food should 

be eaten, and that only in such moderate quantities as are required 

to replenish the tissues. The custom of making the food pungent and 

stimulating with condiments is the great, almost the sole, cause of 

gluttony. It is one of the greatest hindrances to virtue. Indeed, it 

may with truth be said that the devices of modern cookery are most 

powerful allies of unchastity and licentiousness. This subject is 

particularly deserving of careful, candid, and studious attention, and 

only needs such investigation to demonstrate its soundness. 

 

_Exercise_.--Next to diet as an aid to continence, perhaps of equal 

importance with it, is exercise, both physical and mental. It is a trite 

proverb, the truth of which every one acknowledges, that "Satan finds 

some mischief still for idle hands to do," and it is equally true that 

he always has an evil thought in readiness--speaking figuratively--to 

instill into an unoccupied mind. A person who desires to be pure and 

continent in body and mind must flee idleness as he would the devil 

himself; for the latter is always ready to improve upon the advantages 

afforded by an idle moment, an hour given to reverie. 

 

We have the strongest testimony from the most eminent physicians in 

regard to the efficacy of exercise in overcoming abnormal sexual 

desires. Mr. Acton relates the following statement made to him by a 

gentleman who has become distinguished in his profession:-- 

 

"'You may be surprised, Mr. Acton,' said he, 'by the statement I am 

about to make to you, that before my marriage I lived a perfectly 

continent life. During my university career, my passions were very 

strong, sometimes almost uncontrollable, but I have the satisfaction 

to think that I mastered them; it was, however, by great efforts. I 

obliged myself to take violent physical exertion; I was the best oar 

of my year, and when I felt particularly strong sexual desire, I sallied 


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