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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

enable him to renew his gluttony. With still grosser sensuality he 

stimulated his satiated passions with philters and various aphrodisiac 

mixtures. 

 

Nero, the most infamous of the emperors, committed rapes on the stage 

of the public theaters of Rome, disguised as a wild beast. 

 

If this degraded voluptuousness had been confined to royalty, some 

respect might yet be entertained for the virtue of the ancients; but 

the foul infection was not restrained within such narrow bounds. It 

invaded whole empires until they fell in pieces from very rottenness. 

What must have been the condition of a nation that could tolerate such 

a spectacle as its monarch riding through the streets of its metropolis 

in a state of nudity, drawn by women in the same condition? Such a deed 

did Heliogabalus in Rome. 

 

In the thirteenth century, virtue was almost as scarce in France as 

in ancient Greece. Nobles held as mistresses all the young girls of 

their domains. About every fifth person was a bastard. Just before the 

Revolution, chastity was such a rarity that a woman was actually obliged 

to apologize for being virtuous! 

 

In these disgusting facts we find one of the most potent agents in 

effecting the downfall of the nations. Licentiousness sapped their 

vitality and weakened their prowess. The men who conquered the world 

were led captive by their own beastly passions. Thus the Assyrians, 

the Medes, the Grecians, the Romans, successively fell victims to their 

lusts, and gave way to more virtuous successors. Even the Jews, the 

most enlightened people of their age, fell more than once through this 

same sin, which was coupled with idolatry, of which their seduction 

by the Midianites is an example. 

 

Surely, modern times present no worse spectacles of carnality than 

these; and will it be claimed that anything so vile is seen among 

civilized nations at the present day? But though there may be less 

grossness in the sensuality of to-day, the moral turpitude of men may 

be even greater than that of ancient times. Enlightened Christianity 

has raised the standard of morality. Christ's commentary upon the 

seventh commandment requires a more rigorous chastity than ancient 

standards demanded, even among the Jews; for had not David, Solomon, 

and even the pious Jacob more wives than one? Consequently, a slight 

breach of chastity now requires as great a fall from virtue as a greater 

lapse in ages past, and must be attended with as severe a moral penalty. 

 

We have seen how universal is the "social evil," that it is a vice almost 

as old as man himself, which shows how deeply rooted in his perverted 

nature it has become. The inquiry arises, What are the causes of so 

monstrous a vice? so gross an outrage upon nature's laws? so withering 

a blight upon the race? 

 

Causes of the "Social Evil."--A vice that has become so great an evil, 

even in these enlightened times, as to defy the most skillful 

legislation, which openly displays its gaudy filthiness and mocks at 

virtue with a lecherous stare, must have its origin in causes too 


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