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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

powerful to be ignored. 

 

Libidinous Blood.--In no other direction are the effects of heredity 

to be more distinctly traced than in the transmission of sensual 

propensities. The children of libertines are almost certain to be rakes 

and prostitutes. History affords numerous examples in illustration of 

this fact. The daughter of Augustus was as unchaste as her father, and 

her daughter was as immoral as herself. The sons of David showed evident 

traces of their father's failing. Witness the incest of Amnon, and the 

voluptuousness of Solomon, who had seven hundred wives and three 

hundred concubines. Solomon's son was, likewise, a noted polygamist, 

of whom the record says, "He desired many wives." His son's son 

manifested the same propensity in taking as many wives as the 

debilitated state of his kingdom enabled him to support. But perhaps 

we may be allowed to trace the origin of this libidinous propensity 

still further back. A glance at the genealogy of David will show that 

he was descended from Judah through Pharez, who was the result of an 

incestuous union between Judah and his daughter-in-law. 

 

Is it unreasonable to suppose that the abnormal passion which led David 

to commit the most heinous sin of his life in his adultery with 

Bath-sheba and subsequently procuring the death of her husband, was 

really an hereditary propensity which had come down to him through his 

ancestors, and which, under more favorable circumstances, was more 

fully developed in his sons? The trait may have been kept dormant by 

the active and simple habits of his early years, but asserted itself 

in full force under the fostering influence of royal idleness and luxury. 

In accordance with the known laws of heredity, such a tendency would 

be the legitimate result of such a combination of circumstances. 

 

The influence of marital excesses, and especially sexual indulgence 

during pregnancy, in producing vicious tendencies in offspring, has 

been fully dwelt upon elsewhere in this work, and will not be 

reconsidered here, it being only necessary to call attention to the 

subject. Physiology shows conclusively that thousands of parents whose 

sons have become libertines and their daughters courtesans, have 

themselves implanted in their characters the propensity which led to 

their unchastity. 

 

Gluttony.--As a predisposing cause, the influence of dietetic habits 

should rank next to heredity. It is an observed fact that "all 

libertines are great eaters or famous gastronomists." The exciting 

influence upon the genital organs of such articles as pepper, mustard, 

ginger, spices, truffles, wine, and all alcoholic drinks, is well known. 

Tea and coffee directly excite the animal passions through their 

influence upon the nerve centers controlling the sexual organs. When 

children are raised upon such articles, or upon food with which they 

are thoroughly mingled, what wonder that they occasionally "turn out 

bad"? How many mothers, while teaching their children the principles 

of virtue in the nursery, unwittingly stimulate their passions at the 


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