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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

completion of the flow. During this time only can most women conceive. 

Allow twelve days for the onset of the menses to pass by, and the 

probabilities of impregnation are very slight. This act of continence 

is healthful, moral, and irreproachable."[28] 

 

[Footnote 28: Gardner.] 

 

It should be added to the above that the plan suggested is not absolutely 

certain to secure immunity from conception. The period of abstinence 

should certainly extend from the beginning of menstruation to the 

fourteenth day. To secure even reasonable safety, it is necessary to 

practice further abstinence for three or four days previous to the 

beginning of the flow. 

 

Many writers make another suggestion which would certainly be 

beneficial to individual health; viz., that the husband and wife should 

habitually occupy separate beds. Such a practice would undoubtedly 

serve to keep the sexual instincts in abeyance. Separate apartments, 

or at least the separation of the beds by a curtain, are recommended 

by some estimable physicians, who suggest that such a plan would enable 

both parties to conduct their morning ablutions with proper 

thoroughness and without sacrificing that natural modesty which 

operates so powerfully as a check upon the excessive indulgence of the 

passions. Many will think the suggestion a good one and will make a 

practical application of it. Sleeping in single beds is reputed to be 

a European custom of long standing among the higher classes. 

 

This subject cannot be concluded better than by the following 

quotations from an excellent and able work entitled, "The Ten Laws of 

Health"[29]:-- 

 

"The obvious design of the sexual desire is the reproduction of the 

species.... The gratification of this passion, or indeed of any other, 

beyond its legitimate end, is an undoubted violation of natural law, 

as may be determined by the light of nature, and by the resulting moral 

and physical evils." 

 

"Those creatures not gifted with erring reason, but with unerring 

instinct, and that have not the liberty of choice between good and evil, 

cohabit only at stated periods, when pleasure and reproduction are 

alike possible. It is so ordered among them that the means and the end 

are never separated; and as it was the all-wise Being who endowed them 

with this instinct, without the responsibility resulting from the power 

to act otherwise, it follows that it is HIS LAW, and must, therefore, 

be the true copy for all beings to follow having the same functions 

to perform, and for the same end. The mere fact that men and women have 

the power and liberty of conforming or not conforming to this copy does 

not set them free from obedience to a right course, nor from the 

consequences of disobedience." 

 

"The end of sexual pleasure being to reproduce the species, it follows, 

from the considerations just advanced, that when the sexual function 

is diverted from its end, reproduction, or if the means be used when 

the end is impossible, harm or injury should ensue." 

 

"Perhaps the number is not small of those who think there is nothing 


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