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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

not resumed. If any attempt is made to watch the child, he should be 

so carefully surrounded by vigilance that he cannot possibly transgress 

without detection. If he is only partially watched, he soon learns to 

elude observation, and thus the effect is only to make him cunning in 

his vice. 

 

_In adults_, or youths, a different plan must be pursued. In these cases, 

moral considerations, and the inevitable consequences to health of body 

and mind, are the chief influences by which a reform is to be effected, 

if at all. These considerations may be urged with all possible eloquence 

and earnestness, but should not be exaggerated. The truth is terrible 

enough. If there are any special influences which may be brought to 

bear upon a particular individual,--and there always will be something 

of this sort owing to peculiarities of temperament or 

circumstances,--these should be promptly employed and applied in such 

a manner as to secure for them their full bearing. 

 

But after all, the most must be done by the individual himself. All 

that others can do for him is to surround him with favoring 

circumstances and arouse him to a proper sense of his real condition 

and danger. If this can be thoroughly accomplished, there is much reason 

to hope; but if the individual has become so lost to all sense of purity, 

all aspirations toward good and noble objects, that he cannot be made 

to feel the need of reformation, his case is hopeless. 

 

_How May a Person Help Himself?_--The following suggestions will be 

found useful in fighting the battle with vice and habit:-- 

 

1. Begin by a resolution to reform, strengthened by the most solemn 

vows. 

 

2. Resolve to reform _now_; not to-morrow or next week, but this very 

minute. Thousands have sunk to perdition while resolving to indulge 

"only this once." 

 

3. Begin the work of reform by purging the mind. If a lewd thought enters 

the mind, dispel it at once. Cultivate a loathing for concupiscence. 

Never harbor such ideas for an instant, for they will surely lead to 

the overt act. If, perchance, the physical sin should not be committed, 

the thought itself is sin, and it leaves a physical as well as a moral 

scar almost as deep and hideous as that inflicted by the grosser crime. 

 

4. As a help to purity of mind, whenever impure thoughts enter, 

immediately direct the mind upon the purest object with which you are 

acquainted. Flee from the special exciting cause, if there is one, and 

engage in some active labor or other exercise that will divert the mind 

into another channel. 

 

5. Avoid solitude, for then it is that temptation comes, and you are 

most likely to fail. Avoid equally all other causes which may lead to 

the act. 

 

6. Strictly comply with all the rules laid down for the cultivation 

of chastity and the maintenance of continence. 

 

7. Above all, seek for grace and help from the Source of all spiritual 

strength in every time of temptation, relying upon the promise, "Seek, 

and ye shall find." 

 

Hopeful Courage.--An individual who will earnestly set himself about 


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