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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

indulgence, the female resents any attempt of the sort by the most 

vigorous resistance. 

 

Are not these wholesome lessons for that portion of the human race which 

professes to represent the accumulated wisdom, intelligence, and 

refinement of the world? Those who need reproof on this point may 

reflect that by a continuance of the evil practice they are placing 

themselves on a plane even below the uncouth negro who haunts the 

jungles of Southern Africa. 

 

We quote the following from the pen of a talented professor in a 

well-known medical college:-- 

 

"I believe we cannot too strenuously insist upon this point--that 

sexual intercourse should never be undertaken with any other object 

than procreation, and never then unless the conditions are favorable 

to the production of a new being who will be likely to have cause to 

thankfully bless his parents for the gift of life. If this rule were 

generally observed, we should have no broken-nosed Tristram Shandys 

complaining of the carelessness of their fathers in begetting 

them."[24] 

 

[Footnote 24: Dr. Gerrish.] 

 

What May Be Done?--But what is the practical conclusion to be drawn 

from all the foregoing? What _should_ people do? what _may_ they do? 

Dr. Gardner offers the following remarks, which partially answer the 

questions:-- 

 

"We have shown that we can 'DO RIGHT' without prejudice to health by 

the exercise of continence. Self-restraint, the ruling of the passions, 

is a virtue, and is within the power of all well-regulated minds. Nor 

is this necessarily perpetual or absolute. The passions may be 

restrained within proper limitations. He who indulges in lascivious 

thoughts may stimulate himself to frenzy; but if his mind were under 

proper control, he would find other employment for it, and his body, 

obedient to its potent sway, would not become the master of the man." 

 

What are the "proper limitations," every person must decide for himself 

in view of the facts which have been presented. If he find that the 

animal in his nature is too strong to allow him to comply with what 

seems to be the requirements of natural law, let him approximate as 

nearly to the truth as possible. "Let every man be fully persuaded in 

his own mind," and act accordingly, not forgetting that this is a matter 

with serious moral bearings, and, hence, one in which conscience should 

be on the alert. It is of no use to reject truth because it is 

unpalatable. There can be nothing worse for a man than to "know the 

truth and do it not." 

 

It is but fair to say that there is a wide diversity of opinion among 

medical men on this subject. A very few hold that the sexual act should 

never be indulged except for the purpose of reproduction, and then only 

at periods when reproduction will be possible. Others, while equally 

opposed to the excesses, the effects of which have been described, limit 

indulgence to the number of months in the year. 

 

Read, reflect, weigh well the matter, then fix upon a plan of action, 

and, if it be in accordance with the dictates of better judgment, do 


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