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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

wrong in an unlimited indulgence of the sexual propensity during 

married life. The marriage vow seems to be taken as equivalent to the 

freest license, about which there need be no restraint. Yet, if there 

is any truth in the law in reference to the enjoyment of the means only 

when the end is possible, the necessity of the limitation of this 

indulgence during married life is clearly as great as for that of any 

other sensual pleasure. 

 

"A great majority of those constituting the most highly civilized 

communities, act upon the belief that anything not forbidden by sacred 

or civil law is neither sinful nor wrong. They have not found 

cohabitation during pregnancy forbidden; nor have they ever had their 

attention drawn to the injury to health and organic development, which 

such a practice inflicts. Hence, a habitual yielding to inclination 

in this matter has determined their life-long behavior. 

 

"The infringement of this law in the married state does not produce 

in the husband any very serious disorder. Debility, aches, cramps, and 

a tendency to epileptic seizures, are sometimes seen as the effects 

of great excess. An evil of no small account is the steady growth of 

the sexual passion by habitual unrestraint. It is in this way that what 

is known as libidinous blood is nursed as well among those who are 

strictly virtuous, in the ordinary meaning of the term, as among those 

who are promiscuous in their intercourse. 

 

"The wife and the offspring are the chief sufferers by the violation 

of this law among the married. Why this is so, may in part be accounted 

for by the following consideration: Among the animal kind it is the 

female which decides when the approaches of the male are allowable. 

When these are untimely, her instinctive prompting leads her to resist 

and protect herself with ferocious zeal. No one at all acquainted with 

the remarkable wisdom nature invariably displays in all her operations, 

will doubt that the prohibition of all sexual intercourse among animals 

during the period of pregnancy must be for a wise and good purpose. 

And, if it serves a wise and good purpose with them, why should an 

opposite course not serve an unwise and bad purpose with us? Our bodies 

are very much like theirs in structure and in function; and in the mode 

and laws that govern reproduction there is absolutely no difference. 

The mere fact that we possess the power to act otherwise than they do 

during that period, does not make it right. 

 

"Human beings having no instinctive prompting as to what is right and 

what is wrong, cohabitation, like many other points of the behavior, 

is left for reason or the will to determine; or, rather, as things now 

are to unreason; for reason is neither consulted nor enlightened as 

to what is proper and allowable in the matter. Nature's rule, by 

instinct, makes it devolve upon the female to determine when the 

approaches of the male are allowable. 

 

"But some may say that she is helpless in the matter. No one dare to 

approach her without consent before marriage; and why should man not 


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