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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

tonics and _send him to a woman_." That this is not an unusual method 

of treatment, even among regular physicians, is a fact as true as it 

is deplorable. There are hundreds of young men whose morals have been 

ruined by such advice. Having been educated to virtuous habits, at least 

so far as illicit intercourse is concerned, they resist all temptations 

in this direction, even though their inclinations are very strong; but 

when advised by a physician to commit fornication as a remedial measure, 

they yield their virtue, far too readily sometimes, and begin a life 

of sin from which they might have been prevented. There are good grounds 

for believing that many young men purposely seek advice from physicians 

whom they know are in the habit of prescribing this kind of remedy. 

 

Few know how commonly this course is recommended, and not by quacks, 

but by members of the regular profession. A medical friend informed 

us that he knew a case in which a country physician advised a young 

man of continent habits to go to a neighboring large city and spend 

a year or so with prostitutes, which advice he followed. Of his 

subsequent history we know nothing; but it is most probable that, like 

most other young men who adopt this remedy, he soon contracted diseases 

which rendered his condition ten times worse than at first, without 

at all improving his former state. In pursuing this course, one form 

of emission is only substituted for another, at the best; but more than 

this, an involuntary result of disease is converted into a voluntary 

sin of the blackest character, a crime in which two participate, and 

which is not only an outrage upon nature, but against morality as well. 

 

A final argument against this course is that it is not a remedy and 

does not effect a cure of the evil, as will be shown by the following 

medical testimonies:-- 

 

"The vexed question of connection is one which may be decided out of 

hand.... _It has no power of curing bad spermatorrhoea_; it may cause 

a diminution in the number of emissions, but this is only a delusion; 

the semen is still thrown off; the frame still continues to be 

exhausted; the genital organs and nervous system generally are still 

harassed by the incessant tax, and the patient is all the while laying 

the foundation of impotence."[56] 

 

[Footnote 56: Milton.] 

 

"In all solemn earnestness I protest against such false treatment. It 

is better for a youth to live a continent life." "There is a terrible 

significance in the wise man's words, 'None that go to her return again, 

neither take they hold of the paths of life.'"[57] This hazardous and 

immoral mode of treatment is the result of the common opinion that 

emissions are necessary and natural, which we have previously shown 

to be a falsity. 

 

[Footnote 57: Acton.] 

 

Marriage.--Another class of practitioners, with more apparent regard 

for morality, recommend matrimony as the sure panacea for all the ills 

of which the sufferers from self-abuse complain, with the possible 


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