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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

RESULTS OF SECRET VICE. 

 

The physician rarely meets more forlorn objects than the victims of 

prolonged self-abuse. These unfortunate beings he meets every day of 

his life, and listens so often to the same story of shameful abuse and 

retributive suffering that he dreads to hear it repeated. In these cases, 

there is usually a horrid sameness--the same cause, the same inevitable 

results. In most cases, the patient need not utter a word, for the 

physician can read in his countenance his whole history, as can most 

other people at all conversant with the subject. 

 

In order to secure the greatest completeness consistent with necessary 

brevity, we will describe the effects observed in males and those in 

females under separate heads, noticing the symptoms of each morbid 

condition in connection with its description. 

 

 

EFFECTS IN MALES. 

 

We shall describe, first, the local effects, then the general effects, 

physical and mental. 

 

Local Effects.--Excitement of the genital organs produces the most 

intense congestion. No other organs in the body are capable of such 

rapid and enormous engorgement. When the act is frequently repeated, 

this condition becomes permanent in some of the tissues, particularly 

in the mucous membrane lining the urethra. This same membrane continues 

into and lines throughout the bladder, kidneys, and all the urinary 

organs, together with the vesiculae seminales, the ejaculatory ducts, 

the vasa deferentia, and the testes. In consequence of this continuity 

of tissue, any irritation affecting one part is liable to extend to 

another, or to all the rest. We mention this anatomical fact here as 

a help to the understanding of the different morbid conditions which 

will be noticed. 

 

_Urethral Irritation_.--The chronic congestion of the urethra after 

a time becomes chronic irritability. The tissue is unusually sensitive, 

this condition being often indicated by a slight smarting in urination. 

It often extends throughout the whole length of the urethra, and becomes 

so intense that the passage of a sound, which would occasion little 

if any sensation in a healthy organ, produces the most acute pain, as 

we have observed in numerous instances, even when the greatest care 

was used in the introduction of the instrument. 

 

Shooting pains are often felt in the organ, due to this irritation. 

Pain is in some cases most felt at the root, in others, at the head. 

It often darts from one point to another. Just before and just after 

urination the pain is most severe. 

 

_Stricture_.--Long-continued irritation of the mucous membrane of the 

urethra produces, ultimately, inflammation and swelling of the same 

in some portion of its extent. This condition may become permanent, 

and then constitutes real stricture, a most serious disease. More often 

the swelling is but transient, being due to some unusual excess, and 

will subside. Sometimes, also, a temporary stricture is produced by 

spasmodic contraction of the muscular fibers surrounding the urethra, 

which is excited by the local irritation. This kind of stricture is 


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