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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

 

Sleeping.--It is from accidents which happen during sleep that the 

great majority of sufferers complain; hence there is no little 

importance attaching to this subject. The following suggestions 

present in a very brief manner some of the more practical ideas 

connected with this part of the subject:-- 

 

1. From seven to nine hours' sleep are required by all persons. The 

rule should be, Retire early and sleep until rested; Early rising is 

not beneficial unless it has been preceded by abundant sleep. 

 

2. Arise immediately upon waking in the morning if it is after four 

o'clock. A second nap is generally unrefreshing and is dangerous, for 

emissions most frequently occur at this time. 

 

3. If insufficient sleep is taken at night, sleep a few minutes just 

before dinner. Half an hour's rest at this time is remarkably 

refreshing; and even fifteen minutes spent in sleep will be found very 

reviving. Do not sleep after dinner, as a pollution will be very likely 

to occur, and, as a rule, after-dinner naps are unrefreshing and 

productive of indigestion. 

 

4. Never go to bed with the bowels or bladder loaded. The bladder should 

be emptied just before retiring. It is also a good plan to form the 

habit of rising once or twice during the night to urinate. 

 

5. The position in sleeping is of some importance. Sleeping upon the 

back or upon the abdomen favors the occurrence of emissions; hence, 

it is preferable to sleep on one side. If supper has been taken, the 

right side is preferable, as that position will favor the passage of 

food from the stomach into the intestines in undergoing digestion. 

 

Various devices are employed, sometimes with advantage, to prevent the 

patient from turning upon his back while asleep. The most simple is 

that recommended by Acton, and consists in tying a knot in the middle 

of a towel and then fastening the towel about the body in such a way 

that the knot will come upon the small of the back. The unpleasant 

sensations arising from pressure of the knot, if the sleeper turn upon 

his back, will often serve as a complete preventive. Others fasten a 

piece of wood upon the back for a similar purpose. Still others practice 

tying one hand to the bedpost. None of these remedies should be depended 

upon, but they may be tried in connection with other means of treatment. 

 

6. Soft beds and pillows must be carefully avoided. Feather-beds should 

not be employed when possible to find a harder bed; the floor, with 

a single folded blanket beneath the sleeper, would be preferable. Soft 

pillows heat the head, as soft beds produce heat in other parts. A hair 

mattress, or a bed of corn husks, oat straw, or excelsior--covered with 

two or three blankets or a quilted cotton mattress--makes a very healthy 

and comfortable bed. 

 

7. Too many covers should be avoided with equal care. The thinnest 

possible covering in summer, and the lightest consistent with comfort 

in winter, should be the rule. Sleeping too warm is a frequent exciting 

cause of nocturnal losses. 

 

8. Thorough ventilation of the sleeping-room, both while occupied and 


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