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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

out to take my exercise. I was victorious always, and I never committed 

fornication. You see in what vigorous health I am; it was exercise alone 

that saved me.'" 

 

Says Carpenter, on the same subject, in a textbook for medical students, 

"'Try the effect of close mental application to some of those ennobling 

pursuits to which your profession introduces you, in combination with 

vigorous bodily exercise, before you assert that the appetite is 

unrestrainable, and act upon that assertion.'" 

 

Walking, riding, rowing, and gymnastics are among the best modes of 

physical exercise for sedentary persons; but there is no better form 

of exercise than working in the garden. The cultivation of small fruits, 

flowers, and other occupations of like character, really excel all 

other modes of physical exercise for one who can engage in them with 

real pleasure. Even though distasteful at first, they may become very 

attractive and interesting if there is an honest, persevering desire 

to make them so. The advantages of exercises of this kind are evident. 

1. They are useful as well as healthful. While they call into action 

a very large number of muscles by the varied movements required, the 

expenditure of vital force is remunerated by the actual value of the 

products of the labor; so that no force is wasted. 2. The tillage of 

the soil and the dressing of vines and plants bring one in constant 

contact with nature in a manner that is elevating and refining, or at 

least affords the most favorable opportunities for the cultivation of 

nobility and purity of mind, and elevated principles. 

 

Exercise carried to such excess as to produce exhaustion is always 

injurious. The same is true of mental labor as of physical exercise. 

Plenty of sleep, and regular habits of retiring and rising, are 

important. Dozing is bad at any time; for it is a condition in which 

the will is nearly dormant, though consciousness still lingers, and 

the imagination is allowed to run wild, and often enough it will run 

where it ought not. Late study, or late hours spent in any manner, is 

a sure means of producing general nervous irritability and sexual 

excitement through reflex influence. 

 

_Bathing_.--A daily bath with cool or tepid water, followed by vigorous 

rubbing of the skin with a coarse towel and then with the dry hand, 

is a most valuable aid. The hour of first rising is generally the most 

convenient time. How to take different kinds of baths is explained in 

other works devoted to the subject.[10] General and local cleanliness 

are indispensable to general and local health. 

 

[Footnote 10: See "Uses of Water" and "The Household Manual."] 

 

_Religion_.--After availing himself of all other aids to continence, 

if he wishes to maintain purity of mind as well as physical 

chastity--and one cannot exist long without the other--the individual 

must seek that most powerful and helpful of all aids, divine grace. 

If, in the conflict with his animal nature, man had only to contend 

with the degrading influences of his own propensities, the battle would 


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