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Table of contents
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

must characterize sexual relations so governed? Such a method for 

regulating the number of offspring is in immense contrast with that 

of the Oneida Community, which opens the door to the unstinted 

gratification of lust, separates the reproductive act entirely from 

its original purpose, and makes it the means of mere selfish, sensual, 

beastly--worse than brutish--gratification. 

 

Those who are acquainted with the history of the founder of this 

community are obliged to look upon him as a scheming sensualist who 

well knows the truth, but deliberately chooses a course of evil, and 

beguiles into his snares others as sensual as himself. The abominations 

practiced among the members of the community which he has founded are 

represented by those who have had an inside view of its workings as 

too foul to mention. It seems almost wonderful that Providence does 

not lay upon this gigantic brothel his hand of vengeance as in ancient 

times he did upon Sodom, which could hardly have been more sunken in 

infamy than is this den of licentiousness. It is, indeed, astonishing 

that it should be tolerated in the midst of a country which professes 

to regard virtue and respect the marriage institution. We are glad to 

note that popular opinion is calling loudly for the eradication of this 

foul ulcer. Only a short time ago a convention of more than fifty 

ministers met at Syracuse, N. Y., for the express purpose of considering 

ways and means for the removal of this blot "by legal measures or 

otherwise." We sincerely wish them success; and it appears to us that 

the people in that vicinity would be justified should they rise _en 

masse_ and purge their community of an evil so heinous, in case no civil 

authority can be induced to do the work of expurgation.[26] 

 

[Footnote 26: Just as this edition is going to press we receive the 

gratifying information that the younger members of the Community have 

become disgusted with their sensual life and announced that their 

former vile practices will be discontinued. Mr. Noyes with a few 

followers has sought refuge in Canada.--J. H. K.] 

 


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