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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

 

 

 

EFFECTS IN FEMALES. 

 

Local Effects.--The local diseases produced by the vice in females are, 

of course, of a different nature from those seen in males, on account 

of the difference in organization. They arise, however, in the same 

way, congestions at first temporary ultimately becoming permanent and 

resulting in irritation and various disorders. 

 

Leucorrhoea.--The results of congestion first appear in the mucous 

membrane lining the vagina, which is also injured by mechanical 

irritation, and consists of a catarrhal discharge which enervates the 

system. By degrees the discharge increases in quantity and virulence, 

extending backward until it reaches the sensitive womb. 

 

Contact with the acrid, irritating secretions of the vagina produces 

soreness of the fingers at the roots of the nails, and also frequently 

causes warts upon the fingers. Hence the value of these signs, as 

previously mentioned. 

 

Uterine Disease.--Congestion of the womb is also produced by the act 

of abuse; and as the habit is continued, it also becomes permanent. 

This congestion, together with the contact of the acrid vaginal 

discharge, finally produces ulceration upon the neck, together with 

other diseases. 

 

Another result of congestion is all kinds of menstrual derangements 

after puberty, the occurrence of which epoch is hastened by the habit. 

Prolapsus and various displacements are produced in addition to 

menstrual irregularities. 

 

Cancer of the Womb.--Degeneration of this delicate organ also occurs 

as the result of the constant irritation and congestion, and is often 

of a malignant nature, occasioning a most painful death. 

 

Sterility.--Sterility, dependent on a total loss of sexual desire and 

inability to participate in the sexual act, is another condition which 

is declared by medical authors to be most commonly due to previous 

habits of self-abuse. In consequence of overexcitement the organs 

become relaxed. 

 

Atrophy of Mammae.--Closely connected with other local results is the 

deficient development of the breasts when the vice is begun before or 

at puberty, and atrophy if it is begun or continued after development 

has occurred. As previously remarked, this is not the sole cause of 

small mammae, but it is one of the great causes. 

 

Pruritis.--This is an affection not infrequent in these subjects. 

Continued congestion produces a terrible itching of the genitals, which 

increases until the individual is in a state of actual frenzy, and the 

disposition to manipulate the genitals becomes irresistible, and is 

indulged even in the presence of friends or strangers, and though the 

patient be at other times a young woman of unexceptionable modesty. 

In cases of this kind, great hypertrophy of the organ of greatest 

sensibility has been observed, and in some cases amputation of the part 

has been found the only cure. 

 

General Effects.--The general effects in the female are much the same 

as those in the male. Although women suffer no seminal loss, they suffer 

the debilitating effects of leucorrhoea, which is in some degree 

injurious in the same manner as seminal losses in the male. But in 


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