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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

or immoral thing to limit the number of children according to the 

circumstances of the parents? Ought it not to be considered a crime 

against childhood and against the race to do otherwise? It is seriously 

maintained by a number of distinguished persons that man "is in duty 

bound to limit the number of his children as well as the sheep on his 

farm; the number of each to be according to the adequacy of his means 

for their support." 

 

Indulgence during Pregnancy.--Transgressions of this sort are followed 

by the worst results of any form of marital excess. The mother suffers 

doubly, because laden with the burden of supporting two lives instead 

of one. But the results upon the child are especially disastrous. During 

the time when it is receiving its stock of vitality, while its plastic 

form is being molded, and its various organs acquiring that integrity 

of structure which makes up what is called constitutional 

vigor,--during this most critical of all periods in the life of the 

new being, its resources are exhausted and its structure depraved--and 

thus constitutional tendencies to disease produced--by the unnatural 

demands made upon the mother. 

 

Effect upon the Character.--Still another terrible consequence results 

from this practice so contrary to nature. The delicate brain, which 

is being molded, with the other organs of the body, receives its cast 

largely from those mental and nervous sensations and actions of the 

mother which are the most intense. One of the most certain effects of 

sexual indulgence at this time is to develop abnormally the sexual 

instinct in the child. Here is the key to the origin of much of the 

sexual precocity and depravity which curse humanity. Sensuality is born 

in the souls of a large share of the rising generation. What wonder 

that prostitution flourishes in spite of Christianity and civil law? 

 

It is scarcely necessary to say that all medical testimony concurs in 

forbidding indulgence during gestation. The same reasons require its 

interdiction during the nursing period. The fact that fecundation would 

be impossible during pregnancy, and that during this period the female, 

normally, has no sexual desire, are other powerful arguments in favor 

of perfect continence at this time. 

 

We quote the following from a work on health by Dr. J. R. Black:-- 

 

"Coition during pregnancy is one of the ways in which the predisposition 

is laid for that terrible disease in children, epilepsy. The unnatural 

excitement of the nervous system in the mother by such a cause cannot 

operate otherwise than by inflicting injury upon the tender germ in 

her womb. This germ, it must be remembered, derives every quality it 

possesses from the parents, as well as every particle of matter of which 

it is composed. The old notion of anything like spontaneity in the 

development of the qualities of a new being is at variance with all 

the latest facts and inductions concerning reproduction. And so is that 

of a creative fiat. The smallest organic cell, as well as the most 

complicated organism, in form and quality, is wholly dependent upon 


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