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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

 

Suspicious Signs.--The following symptoms, occurring in the mental and 

physical character and habits of a child or young person, may well give 

rise to grave suspicions of evil, and should cause parents or guardians 

to be on the alert to root it out if possible:-- 

 

1. _General debility_, coming upon a previously healthy child, marked 

by emaciation, weakness, an unnatural paleness, colorless lips and gums, 

and the general symptoms of exhaustion, when it cannot be traced to 

any other legitimate cause, as internal disease, worms, grief, overwork, 

poor air or poor food, and when it is not speedily removed by change 

of air or appropriate remedial measures, may safely be attributed to 

solitary vice, no matter how far above natural suspicion the individual 

may be. Mistakes will be rare indeed when such a judgment is pronounced 

under the circumstances named. 

 

2. _Early symptoms of consumption_--or what are supposed to be such--as 

cough, and decrease in flesh, with short breathing and soreness of the 

lungs--or muscles of the chest--are not infrequently, solely the result 

of this vice. That such is the case may be considered pretty surely 

determined if physical examination of the lungs reveals no organic 

disease of those organs. But it should be remembered that solitary vice 

is one of the most frequent causes of early consumption. Several cases 

which strikingly prove this have fallen under our own observation. 

 

3. _Premature and defective development_ is a symptom closely allied 

to the two preceding. When it cannot be traced to such natural causes 

as overstudy, overwork, lack of exercise, and other influences of a 

similar nature, it should be charged to self-abuse. The early exercise 

of the genital organs hastens the attainment of puberty, in many cases, 

especially when the habit is acquired early, but at the same time saps 

the vital energies so that the system is unable to manifest that 

increased energy in growth and development which usually occurs at this 

period. In consequence, the body remains small, or does not attain that 

development which it otherwise would. The mind is dwarfed as well as 

the body. Sometimes the mind suffers more than the body in lack of 

development, and sometimes the reverse is true. This defective 

development is shown, in the physical organization of males, in the 

failure of the voice to increase in volume and depth of tone as it 

should; in deficient growth of the beard; in failure of the chest to 

become full and the shoulders broad. The mind and character show the 

dwarfing influence by failure to develop those qualities which 

especially distinguish a noble manhood. In the female, defective 

development is shown by menstrual derangements, by defective growth 

either in stature, or as shown in unnatural slimness, and in a failure 

to develop the graces and pleasing character which should distinguish 

early womanhood. Such signs deserve careful investigation, for they 

can only result from some powerfully blighting influence. 

 

4. _Sudden change in disposition_ is a sign which may well arouse 


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