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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

involuntary seminal losses. 

 

The masturbator knows nothing of this disease so long as he continues 

his vile practice; but when he resolves to reform, and ceases to defile 

himself voluntarily, he is astonished and disgusted to find that the 

same filthy pollutions occur during his sleep without his voluntary 

participation. He now begins to see something of the ruin he has wrought. 

The same nightly loss continues, sometimes being repeated several times 

in a single night, to his infinite mortification and chagrin. He hopes 

the difficulty will subside of itself, but his hope is vain; unless 

properly treated, it will probably continue until the ruin which he 

voluntarily began is completed. 

 

This disease is the result of sexual excesses of any kind; it is common 

in married men who have abused the marriage relation, when they are 

forced to temporary continence from any cause. It also occurs in those 

addicted to mental unchastity, though they may be physically continent. 

It is not probable that it would ever occur in a person who had been 

strictly continent and had not allowed his mind to dwell upon libidinous 

imaginations. 

 

Exciting Causes.--The exciting causes which serve to perpetuate this 

difficulty are chiefly two; viz., local irritation and lewd thoughts. 

 

The first cause is usually chiefly located in the urethra, and 

especially at the mouths of the ejaculatory ducts. Distention of the 

seminal vesicles with a superabundance of seminal fluid also acts as 

a source of irritation. Constipation, worms, and piles have an 

irritative influence which is often very seriously felt. 

 

Unchaste thoughts act detrimentally in a two-fold way. They first 

stimulate the activity of the testes, thus increasing the overloading 

of the seminal vesicles. Lascivious thoughts during wakefulness are 

the chief cause of lascivious dreams. 

 

Emissions do not usually occur during the soundest sleep, but during 

that condition which may be characterized as dozing, which is most often 

indulged in early in the morning after the soundest sleep is passed. 

This fact has an important bearing upon treatment, as will be seen 

hereafter. 

 

At first, the emissions are always accompanied by dreams, the patient 

usually awaking immediately afterward; but after a time they take place 

without dreams and without awaking him, and are unaccompanied by 

sensation. This denotes a greatly increased gravity of the complaint. 

 

Certain circumstances greatly increase the frequency of the emissions, 

and thus hasten the injury which they are certain to accomplish if not 

checked; as, neglect to relieve the bladder and bowels at night, late 

suppers, stimulating foods and drinks, and anything that will excite 

the genital organs. Of all causes, amorous or erotic thoughts are the 

most powerful. Tea and coffee, spices and other condiments, and animal 

food have a special tendency in this direction. Certain positions in 

bed also serve as exciting or predisposing causes; as sleeping upon 

the back or abdomen. Feather beds and pillows and too warm covering 


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