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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

THE SOCIAL EVIL. 

 

 

Illicit intercourse has been a foul blot upon humanity from the earliest 

periods of history. At the present moment, it is a loathsome ulcer 

eating at the heart of civilization, a malignant leprosy which shows 

its hideous deformities among the fairest results of modern culture. 

Our large cities abound with dens of vice whose _habitues_ shamelessly 

promenade the most public streets and flaunt their infamy in the face 

of every passer-by. In many large cities, especially in those of 

Continental Europe, these holds of vice are placed under the 

supervision of the law by the requirement that every keeper of a house 

of prostitution must pay for a license; in other words, must buy the 

right to lead his fellow-men "down to the depths of hell." 

 

In smaller cities, as well as in large ones, in fact, from the great 

metropolis down to the country village, the haunts of vice are found. 

Every army is flanked by bands of courtesans. Wherever men go, loose 

women follow, penetrating even to the wildness of the miner's camp, 

far beyond the verge of civilization. 

 

But brothels and traveling strumpets do not fully represent the vast 

extent of this monster evil. There is a class of immoral women--probably 

exceeding in numbers the grosser class just referred to--who consider 

themselves respectable; indeed, who are considered very respectable. 

Few are acquainted with their character. They live in elegant style 

and mingle in genteel society. Privately, they prosecute the most 

unbounded licentiousness, for the purpose of gain, or merely to gratify 

their lewdness. "Kept mistresses" are much more numerous than common 

prostitutes. 

 

The numerous scandal and divorce suits which expose the infidelity of 

husbands and wives, are sufficient evidence that illicit commerce is 

not confined to the unmarried; but so many are the facilities for 

covering and preventing the results of sins of this description it is 

impossible to form any just estimate of their frequency. The 

incontinence of husbands and the unchastity of wives will only appear 

in their enormity at that awful day when every one shall "stand before 

the judgment-seat" and hear the penalty of his guilty deeds. 

 

Unchastity of the Ancients.--We are prone to believe that the present 

is the most licentious age the world has ever known; that in the 

nineteenth century the climax of evil has been reached; that the 

libidinous blood of all the ages has culminated to produce a race of 

men more carnal than all predecessors. It is a sickening thought that 

any previous epoch could have been more vile than this; but history 

presents facts which disclose in ancient times periods when lust was 

even more uncontrolled than now; when vice was universal; and when 

virtue was a thing unknown. A few references to historical facts will 

establish this point. We do not make these allusions in any way to 

justify the present immorality, but to show the part which vice has 

acted in the overthrow of nations. 

 

From the sacred record we may judge that before the flood a state of 

corruption prevailed which was even greater and more general than any 


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