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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

the laws of derivation. 

 

"These laws are competent to explain, however subtle the ultimate 

process may be, the great diversities of human organization and 

character. Impressions from without, the emotions, conduct, and play 

of the organic processes within, are never alike from day to day, or 

from hour to hour; and it is from the aggregate of these in the parents, 

but especially of those in the mother immediately before and after 

conception, that the quality of the offspring is determined. Suppose, 

then, that there is every now and then an unnatural, excited, and 

exhausted state of the nervous system produced in the mother by 

excessive cohabitation, is it any wonder that the child's nervous 

system, which derives its qualities from those of its parents, should 

take its peculiar stamp from that of the parent in whom it lives, moves, 

and has its being? 

 

"In the adult, epilepsy is frequently developed by excessive venery; 

and the child born with such a predisposition will be exceedingly liable 

to the disease during its early years when the nervous system is 

notoriously prone to deranged action from very slight disturbing 

causes. 

 

"The infringement of this law regulating intercourse during pregnancy 

also reacts injuriously upon the mental capacity of the child, tending 

to give it a stupid, animalized look; and, there is also good reason 

to believe, aids in developing the idiotic condition." 

 

A Selfish Objection.--The married man will raise the plea that 

indulgence is to him a necessity. He has only to practice the principles 

laid down for the maintenance of continence to entirely remove any such 

necessity should there be the slightest semblance of a real demand. 

Again, what many mistake for an indication of the necessity for 

indulgence, to relieve an accumulation of semen, is in fact, to state 

the exact truth, but a call of nature for a movement of the bowels. 

How this may occur, has already been explained, as being due to the 

pressure of the distended rectum upon the internal organs of generation 

situated at the base of the bladder. It is for this reason, chiefly, 

that a good share of sexual excesses occur in the morning. 

 

But, aside from all other considerations, is it not the most supreme 

selfishness for a man to consider only himself in his sexual relations, 

making his wife wholly subservient to his own desires? As a learned 

professor remarks, in speaking of woman, "Who has a right to regard 

her as a therapeutic agent?" 

 

Brutes and Savages More Considerate.--It is only the civilized, 

Christianized (?) male human being who complains of the restraint 

imposed upon him by the laws of nature. The untutored barbarian, even 

some of the lowest of those who wear the human form, together with nearly 

all of the various classes of lower animals, abstain from sexual 

indulgence during pregnancy. The natives of the Gold Coast and many 

other African tribes regard it as a shameful offense to cohabit during 

gestation. In the case of lower animals, even when the male desires 


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