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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

and irritation of the urethra to those other organs most intimately 

connected with the function of generation are still more dreadful in 

themselves, and far more serious in their consequences. The irritation 

extends into the ejaculatory ducts, thence backward into the seminal 

vesicles, and downward through the vasa deferentia to the testes. These 

organs become unnaturally excited, and their activity is increased. 

The testicles form an abnormal amount of spermatozoa; the seminal 

vesicles secrete their peculiar fluid too freely. From these two 

sources combined, the vesicles become loaded with seminal fluid, and 

this condition gives rise to a great increase of sexual excitement. 

 

In cases of long standing, the irritation of the urethra at the openings 

of the ejaculatory ducts, a point just in front of the bladder, advances 

to inflammation and ulceration. Here is now established a permanent 

source of irritation, by which the morbid activity of the testes and 

seminal vesicles is kept up and continually increased. This condition 

is indicated by frequent twitchings of the ejaculatory and compressor 

muscles in the perineum. It is also indicated by a burning sensation 

at the root of the penis after urination, which, in severe cases, 

amounts to very serious pain. 

 

_Atrophy, or Wasting of the Testes_.--The first result of the 

irritation communicated to the testes, is, as already remarked, 

increased activity; but this is attended by swelling in some cases, 

more or less pain, tenderness, and, after a time, diminution in size. 

 

This degenerative process likewise affects the seminal fluid, which 

becomes more or less deteriorated and incapable of producing healthy 

offspring, even while it retains the power of fecundating the ovum, 

which it also ultimately loses if the disease is not checked by proper 

treatment, when the individual becomes hopelessly impotent, a happy 

result for the race, for it prevents the possibility of his imparting 

to another being his debilitated constitution. 

 

_Varicocele_.--This morbid condition consists in a varicose state of 

the spermatic veins. It is almost always found upon the left side, owing 

to an anatomical peculiarity of the spermatic vein of that side. It 

has been supposed to be a result of masturbation and its effects, but 

is certainly caused otherwise in many cases. It is not infrequently 

found in these patients; but Prof. Bartholow contends that even in such 

cases we should "consider its presence, in general, as accidental." 

Atrophy of the left testicle is often produced by the pressure of the 

distended veins; but this does not produce impotence. It occasionally 

occurs simultaneously on both sides, and greatly aggravates the effects 

of self-abuse, if it is not itself an effect of the vice. 

 

Nocturnal Emissions.--Seminal emissions during sleep, usually 

accompanied by erotic dreams, are known as nocturnal pollutions or 

emissions, and are often called _spermatorrhoea_, though there is some 

disagreement respecting the use of the latter term. Its most proper 

use is when applied to the entire group of symptoms which accompany 


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