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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

some way, and it is of the utmost importance that they should be early 

filled with thoughts that will lead them to noble and pure actions. 

 

Teach Self-Control.--One important part of early training is the 

cultivation of self-control, and a habit of self-denial, whenever right 

demands it. Another most essential part of a child's moral training 

is the cultivation of right motives. To present a child no higher 

motives for doing right than the hope of securing some pleasant reward, 

or the fear of suffering some terrible punishment, is the surest way 

to make of him a supremely selfish man, with no higher aim than to secure 

good to himself, no matter what may become of other people. And if he 

can convince himself that the pleasure he will secure by the commission 

of a certain act will more than counterbalance the probable risk of 

suffering, he will not hesitate to commit it, leaving wholly out of 

the consideration the question, Is it right? or noble? or pure? A love 

of right for its own sake is the only solid basis upon which to build 

a moral character. Children should not be taught to do right in order 

to avoid a whipping, or imprisonment in a dark closet,--a horrid kind 

of punishment sometimes resorted to,--or even to escape "the lake of 

fire and brimstone." Neither should they be constantly coaxed to 

right-doing by promised rewards,--a new toy, a book, an excursion, nor 

even the pleasures of Heaven. All of these incentives are selfish, and 

invariably narrow the character and belittle life when made the _chief_ 

motives of action. But rather begin at the earliest possible moment 

to instill into the mind a love for right, and truth, and purity, and 

virtue, and an abhorrence for their contraries; then will he have a 

worthy principle by which to square his life; then will he be safe from 

the assaults of passion, of vice, of lust. A mind so trained stands 

upon an eminence from which all evil men and devils combined cannot 

displace it so long as it adheres to its noble principles. 

 

Mental Culture.--The cultivation of the physical organization must not 

be neglected. Healthful mental discipline should receive equal 

attention. By healthful mental discipline is not meant that kind of 

superficial "cramming" and memorizing which constitute the training 

of the average school, but sound culture; a directing of the mind from 

facts to underlying principles; a development of the reasoning powers 

so as to bring the emotions and passions into subjection; the 

acquirement of the power to concentrate the mind, one of the best 

methods of cultivating self-control,--these are some of the objects 

and results of sound culture of the mind. 

 

To supply the mind with food for pure thoughts, the child should be 

early inspired with a love for nature. The perceptives should be trained, 

the child taught to observe closely and accurately. The study of the 

natural sciences is a most valuable means of elevating the mind above 

grossness and sensuality. To be successful in this direction, parents 


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