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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

this artful vice. If he attempts to argue, his points are not clearly 

made. He may be superficially quick and cute, but is incapable of deep 

thought, or abstruse reasoning; is often very dull of apprehension. 

Ideas are not presented in logical order, but seem to fall out 

promiscuously, and fairly represent the condition of a disordered brain. 

Attempts at joking are generally failures, as the jest is sure to be 

inappropriate or vulgar, and no one but himself sees any occasion for 

laughter except at his stupidity. Such individuals are not scarce. 

 

17. Boys in whom the habit has become well developed sometimes manifest 

a decided aversion to the society of girls; but this is not nearly so 

often the case as some authors seem to indicate. It would rather appear 

that the opposite is more often true. Girls usually show an increasing 

fondness for the society of boys, and are very prone to exhibit marked 

evidences of real wantonness. 

 

18. _Round shoulders_ and a stooping posture in sitting are 

characteristics of young masturbators of both sexes. Whenever a child 

seats himself, the head and shoulders droop forward, giving to the spine 

a curved appearance. 

 

19. _Weak backs, pains in the limbs, and stiffness of the joints_, in 

children, are familiar signs of the habit. To the first of these 

conditions is due the habitual stooping posture assumed by these 

children. The habit referred to is not the only cause of these 

conditions, but its causative occurrence is sufficiently frequent to 

give it no small importance as a suspicious indication. 

 

20. _Paralysis_ of the lower extremities, coming on without apparent 

cause, is not infrequently the result of solitary indulgence, even in 

very small children. We have seen several cases in which this condition 

was traced to the habit of masturbation, in children under six years 

of age. 

 

21. The _gait_ of a person addicted to this vice will usually betray 

him to one who has learned to distinguish the peculiarities which almost 

always mark the walk of such persons. In a child, a dragging, shuffling 

walk is to be suspected. Boys, in walking rapidly, show none of that 

elasticity which characterizes a natural gait, but walk as if they had 

been stiffened in the hips, and as though their legs were pegs attached 

to the body by hinges. The girl wriggles along in a style quite as 

characteristic, though more difficult to detect with certainty, as 

females are often so "affected" in their walk. Unsteadiness of gait 

is an evidence seen in both sexes, especially in advanced cases. 

 

22. _Bad positions_ in bed are evidences which should be noticed. If 

a child lies constantly upon its abdomen, or is often found with its 

hands about the genitals, it may be at least considered in a fair way 

to acquire the habit if it has not already done so. 

 

23. _Lack of development of the breasts_ in females, after puberty, 

is a common result of self-pollution. Still it would be entirely unsafe 

to say that every female with small mammary glands had been addicted 


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