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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

that has ever since been reached; only eight persons were fit to survive 

the calamity which swept into eternity that lustful generation with 

their filthy deeds. 

 

But men soon fell into vice again, for we find among the early Assyrians 

a total disregard of chastity. Her kings reveled in the grossest 

sensuality. 

 

No excess of vice could surpass the licentiousness of the Ptolemies, 

who made of Alexandria a bagnio, and all Egypt a hot-bed of vice. 

Herodotus relates that "the pyramid of Cheops was built by the lovers 

of the daughter of this king; and that she never would have raised this 

monument to such a height except by multiplying her prostitutions." 

History also relates the adventures of that queenly courtesan, 

Cleopatra, who captivated and seduced by her charms two masters of the 

world, and whose lewdness surpassed even her beauty. 

 

Tyre and Sidon, Media, Phoenicia, Syria, and all the Orient, were sunk 

in sensuality. Fornication was made a part of their worship. Women 

carried through the streets of the cities the most obscene and revolting 

representations. Among all these nations a virtuous woman was not to 

be found; for, according to Herodotus, the young women were by the laws 

of the land "obliged, once in their lives, to give themselves up to 

the desires of strangers in the temple of Venus, and were not permitted 

to refuse anyone."[41] 

 

[Footnote 41: Bourgeois.] 

 

St. Augustine speaks of these religious debaucheries as still practiced 

in his day in Phoenicia. They were even continued until Constantine 

destroyed the temples in which they were prosecuted, in the fourth 

century. 

 

Among the Greeks the same corruptions prevailed in the worship of 

Bacchus and Phallus, which was celebrated by processions of half-nude 

girls "performing lascivious dances with men disguised as satyrs." In 

fact, as X. Bourgeois says, "Prostitution was in repute in Greece." 

The most distinguished women were courtesans, and the wise Socrates 

would be justly called, in modern times, a libertine. 

 

The abandonment to lust was, if possible, still more complete in the 

times of the Roman emperors. Rome astonished the universe "by the 

boldness of its turpitudes, after having astonished it by the splendor 

of its triumphs." 

 

The great Caesar was such a rake that he has been said to have "merited 

to be surnamed every woman's husband." Antony and Augustus were equally 

notorious. The same sensuality pervaded the masses as reigned in the 

courts, and was stimulated by the erotic poems of Ovid, Catullus, and 

other poets of the time. 

 

Tiberius displayed such ingenuity in inventing refinements in 

impudicity that it was necessary to coin new words to designate them. 

Caligula committed the horrid crime of incest with all his sisters, 

even in public. His palace was a brothel. The Roman empress, Messalina, 

disguised herself as a prostitute and excelled the most degraded 

courtesans in her monstrous debaucheries. The Roman emperor Vitellius 

was accustomed to take an emetic after having eaten to repletion, to 


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