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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

provoking desires which are not gratified. A profound stimulation is 

felt through the entire apparatus; the uterus, fallopian tubes, and 

ovaries enter into a state of orgasm, a storm which is not appeased 

by the natural crisis; a nervous super-excitation persists. There 

occurs, then, what would take place if, presenting food to a famished 

man, one should snatch it from his mouth after having thus violently 

excited his appetite. The sensibilities of the womb and the entire 

reproductive system are teased for no purpose. It is to this cause, 

too often repeated, that we should attribute the multiple neuroses, 

those strange affections which originate in the genital system of woman. 

Our conviction respecting them is based upon a great number of 

observations. Furthermore, the normal relations existing between the 

married couple undergo unfortunate changes; this affection, founded 

upon reciprocal esteem, is little by little effaced by the repetition 

of an act which pollutes the marriage bed; from thence proceed certain 

hard feelings, certain deep impressions which, gradually growing, 

eventuate in the scandalous ruptures of which the community rarely know 

the real motive.' 

 

"If the good harmony of families and their reciprocal relations are 

seriously menaced by the invasion of these detestable practices, the 

health of women, as we have already intimated, is fearfully injured. 

A great number of neuralgias appear to us to have no other cause. Many 

women that we have interrogated on this matter have fortified this 

opinion. But that which to us has passed to the condition of 

incontestable proof, is the prevalence of uterine troubles, of 

enervation among the married, hysterical symptoms which are met with 

in the conjugal relation as often as among young virgins, arising from 

the vicious habits of the husbands in their conjugal intercourse.... 

Still more, there is a graver affection, which is daily increasing, 

and which, if nothing arrests its invasion, will soon have attained 

the proportions of a scourge; we speak of the degeneration of the womb. 

We do not hesitate to place in the foremost rank, among the causes of 

this redoubtable disease, the refinements of civilization, and 

especially the artifices introduced in our day in the generic act. When 

there is no procreation, although the procreative faculties are excited, 

we see these pseudo-morphoses arise. Thus it is noticed that polypi 

and schirrus [cancer] of the womb are common among prostitutes. And 

it is easy to account for the manner of action of this pathogenetic 

cause, if we consider how probable it is that the ejaculation and 

contact of the sperm with the uterine neck, constitutes, for the woman, 

the crisis of the genital function, by appeasing the venereal orgasm 

and calming the voluptuous emotions under the action of which the entire 

economy is convulsed." 

 

"We may, we trust, be pardoned for remarking upon the artifices imagined 

to prevent fecundation that there is in them an immense danger, of 

incalculable limits. We do not fear to be contradicted or taxed with 


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