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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

 

Effects upon Offspring.--That those guilty of the transgression should 

suffer, seems only just; but that an innocent being who had no part 

in the sin--no voice in the time or manner of its advent into the 

world--that such a one should suffer equally, if not more bitterly, 

with the transgressors themselves, seems anything but just. But such 

is nature's inexorable law, that the iniquities of the parents shall 

be visited upon the children; and this fact should be a most powerful 

influence to prevent parental transgression, especially in this 

direction, in which the dire consequences fall so heavily and so 

immediately upon an innocent being. 

 

Says Acton, "The ill effects of marital excesses are not confined to 

offending parties. No doubt can exist that many of the obscure cases 

of sickly children, born of apparently healthy parents, arise from this 

cause; and this is borne out by investigations amongst animals." 

 

Breeders of stock who wish to secure sound progeny will not allow the 

most robust stallion to associate with mares as many times during the 

whole season as some of these salacious human males perform a similar 

act within a month. One reason why the offspring suffer is that the 

seminal fluid deteriorates very rapidly by repeated indulgence. The 

spermatozoa do not have time to become maturely developed. Progeny 

resulting from such immature elements will possess the same deficiency. 

Hence the hosts of deformed, scrofulous, weazen, and idiotic children 

which curse the race, and testify to the sensuality of their progenitors. 

Another reason is the physical and nervous exhaustion which the parents 

bring upon themselves, and which totally unfits them to beget sound, 

healthy offspring. 

 

The effects of this evil may often be traced in a large family of 

children, nearly all of whom show traces of the excesses of their 

parents. It commonly happens, too, that such large families are on the 

hands of poor men who cannot earn enough to give them sufficient food 

and comfortable clothing, with nothing whatever to provide for their 

education. The overburdened mother has her strength totally exhausted 

by the excessive demands upon her system incident to child-bearing, 

so that she is unable to give her children that culture and training 

which all children need. More than as likely as not she feels that they 

were forced upon her, and hence she cannot hold for them all that tender 

sympathy and affection a mother should feel. The little ones grow up 

ignorant and often vicious; for want of home care drives them to the 

street. Thus does one evil create another. 

 

It is certainly a question which deserves some attention, whether it 

is not a sin for parents to bring into the world more children than 

they can properly care for. If they can rear and educate three children 

properly, the same work would be only half done for six; and there are 

already in the world a sufficiency of half-raised people. From this 

class of society the ranks of thieves, drunkards, beggars, vagabonds, 

and prostitutes, are recruited. Why should it be considered an improper 


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