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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

PREVENTION OF CONCEPTION: 

ITS EVILS AND DANGERS. 

 

 

The evil considered in the preceding section is by far the greatest 

cause of those which will be dwelt upon in this. Excesses are habitually 

practiced through ignorance or carelessness of their direct results, 

and then to prevent the legitimate result of the reproductive act, 

innumerable devices are employed to render it fruitless. To even 

mention all of these would be too great a breach of propriety, even 

in this plain-spoken work; but accurate description is unnecessary, 

since those who need this warning are perfectly familiar with all the 

foul accessories of evil thus employed. We cannot do better than to 

quote from the writings of several of the most eminent authors upon 

this subject. The following paragraphs are from the distinguished Mayer, 

who has already been frequently quoted:-- 

 

"The numerous stratagems invented by debauch to annihilate the natural 

consequences of coition, have all the same end in view." 

 

Conjugal Onanism.--"The soiling of the conjugal bed by the shameful 

maneuvers to which we have made allusion, is mentioned for the first 

time in Gen. 38:6, and following verses: 'And it came to pass, when 

he [Onan] went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the 

ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. And the thing 

which he did displeased the Lord; wherefore he slew him.' 

 

"Hence the name of _conjugal onanism_. 

 

"One cannot tell to what great extent this vice is practiced, except 

by observing its consequences, even among people who fear to commit 

the slightest sin, to such a degree is the public conscience perverted 

upon this point. Still, many husbands know that nature often succeeds 

in rendering nugatory the most subtle calculations, and reconquers the 

rights which they have striven to frustrate. No matter; they persevere, 

none the less, and by the force of habit they poison the most blissful 

moments of life, with no surety of averting the result that they fear. 

So, who knows if the infants, too often feeble and weazen, are not the 

fruit of these in themselves incomplete _procreations_, and disturbed 

by preoccupations foreign to the generic act? Is it not reasonable to 

suppose that the creative power, not meeting in its disturbed functions 

the conditions necessary for the elaboration of a normal product, the 

conception might be from its origin imperfect, and the being which 

proceeded therefrom, one of those monsters which are described in 

treatises on teratology?" 

 

"Let us see, now, what are the consequences to those given to this 

practice of conjugal onanism. 

 

"We have at our disposition numerous facts which rigorously prove the 

disastrous influence of abnormal coitus to the woman, but we think it 

useless to publish them. All practitioners have more or less observed 

them, and it will only be necessary for them to call upon their memories 

to supply what our silence leaves. 'However, it is not difficult to 

conceive,' says Dr. Francis Devay, 'the degree of perturbation that 

a like practice should exert upon the genital system of woman by 


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