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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

MARITAL EXCESSES. 

 

 

It seems to be a generally prevalent opinion that the marriage ceremony 

removes all restraint from the exercise of the sexual functions. Few 

seem to even suspect that the seventh commandment has any bearing upon 

sexual conduct within the pale of matrimony. Yet if we may believe the 

confessions and statements of men and women, legalized prostitution 

is a more common crime than illicit commerce of the sexes. So common 

is the popular error upon this subject, and so strongly fortified by 

prejudice is it, that it is absolutely dangerous for a writer or speaker 

to express the truth, if he knows it and has a disposition to do so. 

Any attempt to call attention to true principles is mocked at, decried, 

stigmatized, and, if possible, extinguished. The author is vilified, 

and his work is denounced, and relegated to the ragman. Extremist, 

fanatic, ascetic, are the mildest terms employed concerning him, and 

he escapes with rare good fortune if his chastity or virility is not 

assailed. 

 

We are not going to run any such risks, and so shall not attempt to 

enunciate or maintain any theory. We shall content ourselves with 

plainly stating established physiological facts by quotations from 

standard medical authors, leaving each reader to draw conclusions and 

construct a practical formula for himself. 

 

Object of the Reproductive Functions.--Man, in whatever condition we 

find him, is more or less depraved. This is true as well of the most 

cultivated and refined ladies and gentlemen of the great centers of 

civilization, as of the misshapen denizens of African jungles, or the 

scarcely human natives of Australia and Terra del Fuego. His appetites, 

his tastes, his habits, even his bodily functions are perverted. Of 

course, there are degrees of depravity, and varieties of perversion. 

In some respects, savages approach more nearly to the natural state 

than civilized man, and in other particulars, the latter more nearly 

represents man's natural condition; but in neither barbarism nor 

civilization do we find man in his primitive state. 

 

In consequence of this universal departure from his original normal 

condition,--the causes of which we need not here trace, since they are 

immaterial in the consideration of this question,--when we wish to 

ascertain with certainty the functions of certain organs of the human 

body, we are obliged to compare them with the corresponding organs of 

lower animals, and study the functions of the latter. It is by this 

method of investigation that most of the important truths of physiology 

have been developed; and the plan is universally acknowledged to be 

a proper and logical one. 

 

Then if we wish to ascertain, with certainty, the true function of the 

reproductive organs in man, we must pursue the course above indicated; 

in other words, study the function of reproduction in lower animals. 

We say _lower animals_, because man is really an animal, a member of 

the great animal kingdom, though not a beast--at least he should not 

be a beast, though some animals in human form approach very closely 


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