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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

 

2. Why should so vile a crime as fornication be taken under legal 

protection more than stealing or the lowest forms of gambling? Is it 

not a lesser crime against human nature to rob a man of his money by 

theft or by deceit and trickery than to snatch from him at one fell 

swoop his health, his virtue, and his peace of mind? Why not as well 

have laws to regulate burglary and assassination, allowing the 

perpetrators of those crimes to ply their chosen avocations with 

impunity under certain prescribed restrictions; if robbery, for 

instance, requiring the thief to leave his victim money enough to make 

his escape to another country; or, if murder, directing the assassin 

to allow his intended victim time to repeat a sufficient number of _Ave 

Marias_ to insure his safe transit through purgatory or to pay a priest 

for doing the same? Such a course would not be inconsistent with the 

policy which legalizes that infamous traffic in human souls, 

prostitution. 

 

3. By the use of certain precautionary measures the fears of many will 

be allayed, so that thousands whose fear of the consequences of sin 

would otherwise have kept them physically virtuous, at least, 

erroneously supposing that the cause for fear has been removed, will 

rush madly into a career of vice, and will learn only too late the folly 

of their course. 

 

Prevention the Only Cure.--Those who have once entered upon a career 

of sensuality are generally so completely lost to all sense of purity 

and right that there is little chance for reforming them. They have 

no principle to which to appeal. The gratification of lust so degrades 

the soul and benumbs the higher sensibilities that a votary of 

voluptuousness is a most unpromising subject for reformatory efforts. 

The old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is 

strikingly exemplified in this case. The remedy must be applied before 

the depths have been reached. It was well said by a celebrated physician 

to a young man beginning a life of vice, "You are entering upon a career 

from which you will never turn back." 

 

Early Training.--The remedy, to be effective, must be applied early, 

the earlier the better. Lessons on chastity may be given in early 

infancy. The remedy may be applied even further back than this; children 

must be virtuously generated. The bearing of this point will be fully 

appreciated in connection with the principles established in the 

preceding pages of this work, and which have already been sufficiently 

elucidated. 

 

Children should be early taught to reverence virtue, to abhor lust; 

and boys should be so trained that they will associate with the name 

of woman only pure, chaste, and noble thoughts. Few things are more 

deeply injurious to the character of woman, and more conducive to the 

production of foul imaginations in children, than the free discussion 

of such subjects as the "Beecher scandal" and like topics. The 

inquisitive minds and lively imaginations of childhood penetrate the 

rotten mysteries of such foul subjects at a much earlier age than many 

persons imagine. The inquiring minds of children will be occupied in 


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