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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

to the line that separates humanity from brutes. We are brought, then, 

for a solution of this problem, to a consideration of the question, 

What is the object of the reproductive act in those members of the animal 

kingdom just below man in the scale of being? Let science tell us, for 

zoologists have made a careful study of this subject for centuries. 

 

We quote the following paragraphs from one of the most distinguished 

and reliable of modern physiologists;[11] the facts which he states 

being confirmed by all other physiologists:-- 

 

"Every living being has a definite term of life, through which it passes 

by the operation of an invariable law, and which, at some regularly 

appointed time, comes to an end.... But while individual organisms are 

thus constantly perishing and disappearing from the stage, the 

particular kind, or species, remains in existence.... This process, 

by which new organisms make their appearance, to take the place of those 

which are destroyed, is known as the process of _reproduction_ or 

_generation_. 

 

"The ovaries, as well as the eggs which they contain, undergo, at 

particular seasons, a periodical development, or increase in growth.... 

At the approach of the generative season, in all the lower animals, 

a certain number of the eggs, which were previously in an imperfect 

and inactive condition, begin to increase in size and become somewhat 

altered in structure." 

 

"In most fish and reptiles as well as in birds, this regular process 

of maturation and discharge of eggs takes place but once in a year. 

In different species of quadrupeds it may take place annually, 

semi-annually, bi-monthly, or even monthly; but in every instance it 

recurs at regular intervals, and exhibits accordingly, in a marked 

degree, the periodic character which we have seen to belong to most 

of the other vital phenomena." 

 

"In most of the lower orders of animals there is a periodical 

development of the testicles in the male, corresponding in time with 

that of the ovaries in the female. As the ovaries enlarge and the eggs 

ripen in the one sex, so in the other the testicles increase in size, 

as the season of reproduction approaches, and become turgid with 

spermatozoa. The accessory organs of generation, at the same time, 

share the unusual activity of the testicles, and become increased in 

vascularity and ready to perform their part in the reproductive 

function." 

 

"Each of the two sexes is then at the same time under the influence 

of a corresponding excitement. The unusual development of the genital 

organs reacts upon the entire system, and produces a state of peculiar 

activity and excitability, known as the condition of 'erethism.'" 

 

"It is a remarkable fact, in this connection, that the female of these 

animals will allow the approaches of the male only during and 

immediately after the oestral period; that is, just when the egg is 

recently discharged, and ready for impregnation. At other times, when 

sexual intercourse would be necessarily fruitless, the instinct of the 

animal leads her to avoid it; and the concourse of the sexes is 


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