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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

longer and less curved, giving the chest greater prominence; while the 

hips are broad. 

 

The consequence of these differences is that woman is generally less 

graceful and naturally less skillful in the use of the extremities than 

man, and hence less fitted for athletic sports and feats requiring great 

dexterity. A girl throws a stone awkwardly, less from want of practice 

than from a natural peculiarity of physical structure. A woman walks 

less gracefully than a man, owing to the greater relative breadth of 

her hips, requiring a motion of the body together with that of the limbs. 

In consequence of this peculiarity, a woman is less fitted for walking 

long distances. 

 

Modern Mania for Female Pedestrianism.--Nothing could be much more 

inhuman than the exhibitions made in satisfying the mania for female 

pedestrianism which has recently arisen. Not long since, in walking 

down one of the principal streets of Boston, we passed, in going a 

distance of thirty rods, three illuminated placards announcing to the 

public that in as many different public halls four female pedestrians 

were exhibiting their walking talents for the gratification of the 

crowds of bawdy loafers and jockeys who congregated to criticize their 

several "points," and bet on their walking capacity, as though they 

were horses on a race-course or hounds on a fox hunt. 

 

3,000 Quarter Miles in 3,000 Quarter Hours.--We visited the halls and 

ascertained that two of these misguided women were attempting the feat 

of walking respectively 2,700 and 3,000 quarter miles in an equal number 

of successive quarter hours. This would require almost incessant 

exertion for nearly twenty-eight days in one case, and for more than 

thirty-one days in the other, without at any time a period of unbroken 

rest longer than ten minutes. Such a procedure, in the light of 

physiology, is a greater inhumanity than the most merciless Boston 

teamster would inflict upon his dumb brutes. Why does not Mr. Bergh 

exercise his function in such cases? We did not wonder that the poor 

women looked pale and suffering, and trudged along with a limping gait. 

 

A Female Walking Match.--At another hall we found two women engaged 

in a "walking match." The hall was so crowded with spectators--with 

very few exceptions of the male sex--that it was with difficulty the 

narrow track could be kept clear. 

 

The sixty hours for which the walk was to be continued had nearly expired, 

and the excitement grew more intense each moment. One of the walkers, 

who was a few miles in advance, strode on at a pace almost marvelous, 

constantly stimulated to greater efforts by the coarse shouts of the 

masculine audience, who evidently took the same sort of interest in 

the proceeding that they would in a dog race or a cock fight. The other 

was pale and spiritless, and it seemed with difficulty that she dragged 

herself along to keep upon the track until the last. At times she seemed 

to be almost fainting, as the result of the long-continued excitement 

and fatigue; but she managed to keep going until nine minutes before 


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