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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

often met in the treatment of spermatorrhoea. 

 

Enlarged Prostate.--This painful affection is a frequent result of the 

chronic irritation in the urethra, which the gland surrounds, the 

morbid action being communicated to it by its proximity. A diseased 

action is set up which results in enlargement and hardening. It is felt 

as a hard body just anterior to the anus, and becomes by pressure the 

source of much additional mischief. Sometimes the disease progresses 

to dangerous ulceration. It is attended by heat, pressure, and pain 

between the anus and the root of the penis. 

 

Urinary Diseases.--The same congestion and irritability extend to the 

bladder and thence to the kidneys, producing irritation and 

inflammation of those organs. Mucus is often formed in large 

quantities; sometimes much is retained in the bladder. Earthy matter 

is deposited, which becomes entangled in the mucus, and thus a 

concretion or stone is produced, occasioning much suffering, and 

perhaps death. 

 

We saw, not long since, a case of this kind. The patient was nearly 

sixty years of age, and had practiced masturbation from childhood. In 

consequence of his vice, a chronic irritation of the urethra had been 

produced, which was followed by enlargement of the prostate, then by 

chronic irritation of the bladder and the formation of stone. His 

sufferings were most excruciating whenever he attempted to urinate, 

which was only accomplished with the greatest difficulty and suffering. 

 

One of the unpleasant results of irritation of the lining membrane of 

the bladder is inability to retain the urine long, which requires 

frequent urination and often causes incontinence of urine. 

 

_Priapism_.--This same morbid sensitiveness may produce priapism, or 

continuous and painful erection, one of the most "terrible and 

humiliating conditions," as Dr. Acton says, to which the human body 

is subject. The horrid desperation of patients suffering under this 

condition is almost inconceivable. It is, fortunately, rare, in its 

most severe forms; but hundreds suffer from it to a most painful degree 

as one of the punishments of transgression of nature's laws; and a most 

terrible punishment it is. 

 

_Piles, Prolapsus of Rectum, etc._--As the result of the straining 

caused by stricture, piles, prolapsus of the rectum, and fissure of 

the anus are not infrequently induced, as the following case observed 

at Charity Hospital, New York, illustrates:-- 

 

The patient had a peculiar deformity of the genital organs, 

_hypospadias_, which prevented sexual intercourse, in consequence of 

which he gave himself up to the practice of self-abuse. He had become 

reduced to the most deplorable condition of both mind and body, and 

presented a most woebegone countenance. In addition to his general 

ailments, he suffered from extreme prolapsus of the rectum and a most 

painful anal fissure. His condition was somewhat bettered by skillful 

surgical treatment. 

 

_Extension of Irritation_.--Serious and painful as are the affections 

already noticed, those which arise from the extension of the congestion 


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