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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

to this vice, especially at the present time when a fair natural 

development is often destroyed by the constant pressure and heat of 

"pads." But this sign may well be given a due bearing. 

 

24. _Capricious appetite_ particularly characterizes children 

addicted to secret vice. At the commencement of the practice, they 

almost invariably manifest great voracity for food, gorging themselves 

in the most gluttonous manner. As the habit becomes fixed, digestion 

becomes impaired, and the appetite is sometimes almost wanting, and 

at other times almost unappeasable. 

 

25. One very constant peculiarity of such children is their extreme 

fondness for unnatural, hurtful, and irritating articles. Nearly all 

are greatly attached to salt, pepper, spices, cinnamon, cloves, vinegar, 

mustard, horse-radish, and similar articles, and use them in most 

inordinate quantities. A boy or girl who is constantly eating cloves 

or cinnamon, or who will eat salt in quantities without other food, 

gives good occasion for suspicion. 

 

26. _Eating clay, slate-pencils, plaster, chalk,_ and other 

indigestible articles is a practice to which girls who abuse themselves 

are especially addicted. The habit sometimes becomes developed to such 

a wonderful extent that the victims almost rival the clay-eaters of 

the Amazon in gratifying their propensity. 

 

27. Disgust for simple food is one of the traits which a victim of this 

vice is sure to possess. He seems to loathe any food which is not 

rendered hot and stimulating with spices and other condiments, and 

cannot be induced to eat it. 

 

28. _The use of tobacco_ is good presumptive evidence that a boy is 

also addicted to a practice still more filthy. Exceptions to this rule 

are very rare indeed, if they exist, which we somewhat doubt. The same 

influences which would lead a boy to the use of tobacco would also lead 

him to solitary vice, and each sin would serve to exaggerate the other. 

 

29. _Unnatural paleness_ and colorless lips, unless they can be 

otherwise accounted for, may be attributed to secret sin. The face is 

a great tell-tale against this class of sinners. Justice demands, 

however, that an individual should be given the benefit of a doubt so 

long as there is a chance for the production of these symptoms by any 

other known cause, as overwork, mental anxiety, or dyspepsia. 

 

30. _Acne_, or _pimples_, on the face are also among the suspicious 

signs, especially when they appear upon the forehead as well as upon 

other portions of the face. Occasional pimples upon the chin are very 

common in both sexes at puberty and for a few years afterward, but are 

without significance, except that the blood may be somewhat gross from 

unwholesome diet or lack of exercise. 

 

31. _Biting the finger nails_ is a practice very common in girls 

addicted to this vice. In such persons there will also be found, not 

infrequently, slight soreness or ulceration at the roots of the nails, 

and warts, one or more, upon one or both the first two fingers of the 

hand--usually the right. 

 

32. The eyes often betray much. If, in addition to want of luster and 


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