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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

and ten years of age, according to Dr. Copland. 

 

Unsuspected Rottenness.--Parents who have no suspicion of the evil, 

who think their children the embodiment of purity, will find by careful 

observation and inquiry,--though personal testimony cannot be relied 

upon,--that in numerous instances their supposed virtuous children are 

old in corruption. Such a revelation has brought dismay into many a 

family, only too late in some cases. 

 

Not long since a case came under our care which well illustrates the 

apathy and blindness of parents with respect to this subject. The 

parents of a young man whose mind seemed to be somewhat disordered, 

sent word to us through a friend respecting his condition, asking advice. 

We suspected from the symptoms described the real cause of the disease, 

and urged prompt attention to the case. In a short time the young man 

was placed under our immediate care without encouragement of a cure, 

and we gave the case still closer study. The characteristic symptoms 

of disease from self-abuse were marked, but the father was positive 

that no influence of that kind could have been at work. He had watched 

his son narrowly from infancy, and did not believe it possible for him 

to have been guilty. In addition, the young man had long been remarkable 

for his piety, and he did not believe there could be any possibility 

of his being guilty of so gross a crime. 

 

A short time sufficed, however, to secure the indisputable evidence 

of the fact by his being caught in the act by his nurse. 

 

This young man was a sad example of what havoc is made with the "human 

form divine" by this debasing vice. Once a bright boy, kind, 

affectionate, active, intelligent, the pride of a loving mother and 

the hope of a doting father, his mind had sunken to driveling idiocy. 

His vacant stare and expressionless countenance betokened almost 

complete imbecility. If allowed to do so, he would remain for hours 

in whatever position his last movement left him. If his hand was raised, 

it remained extended until placed in a position of rest by his attendant. 

Only with the utmost difficulty could he be made to rise in the morning, 

to eat, drink, or walk. Only by great efforts could he be aroused from 

his lethargy sufficiently to answer the most simple question. The 

instinctive demands of decency in regarding the calls of nature were 

not respected. In short, the distinguishing characteristics of a human 

being were almost wholly obliterated, leaving but a physical semblance 

of humanity; a mind completely wrecked, a body undergoing dissolution 

while yet alive, a blasted life, no hope for this world, no prospect 

for the next. In the insane asylums of the country may be seen hundreds 

of these poor victims in all stages of physical and mental 

demoralization. 

 

Causes of the Habit.--It is needless to recapitulate all the causes 

of unchastity which have previously been quite fully dwelt upon, nearly 

all of which are predisposing or exciting causes of solitary as well 

as of social vice. Sexual precocity, idleness, pernicious literature, 


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