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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

It matters little whether a railroad train is thrown from the track 

by a frozen drop of rain or a huge bowlder lying in the way, the result 

is the same, the injuries as great. Moral degradation, physical 

disability, premature exhaustion and decrepitude are the result of 

these physical frauds, and force upon our conviction the adage, which 

the history of every day confirms, that 'honesty is the best policy.'" 

 

[Footnote 25: Dr. Gardner.] 

 

Within the last ten years we have had under treatment many hundred cases 

of ladies suffering from ailments of a character peculiar to the sex; 

and in becoming acquainted with the history of individual cases we have, 

in many instances, found that the real cause of the disease which had 

sapped the vitality and undermined the constitution slowly but surely 

until cheerful health and freshness had given place to suffering, 

debility, and, in many cases, most deplorable melancholy, was the very 

crime against nature mentioned in the preceding paragraphs. The effects 

of these sins against nature are frequently not felt for years after 

the cause has been at work, and even then are seldom attributed to the 

true cause. In some instances we have known persons to suffer on for 

many years without having once suspected that the cause of their 

sufferings was a palpable violation of nature's laws. Uterine diseases 

thus induced are among the most obstinate of diseases of this class, 

being often of long standing, and hence of a very serious character. 

Dr. Wm. Goodell of Philadelphia has recently called attention to the 

fact that the prevention of conception is one of the most common causes 

of prolapsus of the ovaries, a very common and painful disease. Not 

infrequently, too, other organs, particularly the bladder, become 

affected, either through sympathy or in consequence of the congested 

condition of the contiguous parts. 

 

A difficulty which we have often met with has been the inability to 

convince those who have been guilty of the practices referred to, of 

the enormity of the sin against both soul and body. In spite of all 

warnings, perhaps supplemented by sufferings, the practice will often 

be continued, producing in the end the most lamentable results. Too 

often it is the case that this reluctance to obey the dictates of 

Nature's laws is the result of the unfeeling and unreasonable demands 

of a selfish husband. 

 

Shaker Views.--The Shakers do not, as many suppose, believe wholly in 

celibacy. They believe in marriage and reproduction regulated by the 

natural law. They, also, would limit population, but not by interfering 

with nature; rather, by following nature's indications to the very 

letter. They believe "that no animals should use their reproductive 

powers and organs for any other than the simple purpose of procreation." 

Recognizing the fact that this is the law among lower animals, they 

insist upon applying it to man. Thus they find no necessity for the 

employment of those abominable contrivances so common among those who 

disregard the laws of nature. Who will not respect the purity which 


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