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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

otherwise be certainly exposed. 

 

III. _Young people should be left to find out these things for 

themselves._ 

 

If human beings received much of their knowledge through instinct, as 

animals do, this might be a proper course; but man gets his knowledge 

largely by instruction. Young people will get their first knowledge 

of sexual matters mostly by instruction from some source. How much 

better, then, as we have already shown, to let them obtain this 

knowledge from the most natural and most reliable source! 

 

The following paragraph from Dr. Ware is to the point:-- 

 

"But putting aside the question whether we ought to hide this subject 

wholly from the young if we could, the truth, it is to be feared, is 

that we cannot if we would. Admitting it to be desirable, every man 

of experience in life will pronounce it to be impracticable. If, then, 

we cannot prevent the minds of children from being engaged in some way 

on this subject, may it not be better to forestall evil impressions 

by implanting good ones, or at least to mingle such good ones with the 

evil as the nature of the case admits? Let us be at least as wise as 

the crafty enemy of man, and cast in a little wheat with his tares; 

and among the most effectual methods of doing this is to impart to the 

young just and religious views of the nature and purposes of the 

relation which the Creator has established between the two sexes." 

 

_When Shall Information Be Given?_--It is a matter of some difficulty 

to decide the exact age at which information on sexual subjects should 

be given to the young. It may be adopted as a safe rule, however, that 

a certain amount of knowledge should be imparted as soon as there is 

manifested a curiosity in this direction. If there is reason to believe 

that the mind of the child is exercised in this direction, even though 

he may have made no particular inquiries, information should not be 

withheld. 

 

_How to Impart Proper Knowledge._--No little skill may be displayed 

in introducing these subjects to the mind of the young person in such 

a way as to avoid arousing his passions and creating sexual excitement. 

Perhaps the general plan followed in the first portion of this work 

will be found a very pleasant and successful method if studied 

thoroughly and well executed. 

 

All information should not be given at once. First obtain the child's 

confidence, and assure him by candor and unreserve that you will give 

him all needed information; then, as he encounters difficulties, he 

will resort for explanation where he knows he will receive satisfaction. 

When the little one questions, answer truthfully and carefully. 

 

The following paragraph by Dr. Wilkinson is suggestive:-- 

 

"When we are little boys and girls, our first inquiries about our 

_whence_ are answered by the authoritative dogma of the 'silver spade;' 

we were dug up with that implement. By degrees the fact comes forth. 

The public, however, remains for ages in the silver-spade condition 

of mind with regard to the science of the fact; and the doctors foster 


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