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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

exception of actual impotence. Against this course several objections 

may be urged; we offer the following:-- 

 

1. It is not a remedy, since, as in the case of illicit intercourse, 

"legalized prostitution" is only a substitution of one form of 

emissions for another, the ill effects of which do not differ 

appreciably. 

 

2. If it were a remedy, it would not be a justifiable one, for its use 

would necessitate an abuse of the marriage relation, as elsewhere 

shown. 

 

3. As another reason why the remedy would not be a _proper_, even if 

a _good_, one, it may well be asked, What right has a man to treat a 

wife as a vial of medicine? Well does Mr. Acton inquire, "What has the 

young girl, who is thus sacrificed to an egotistical calculation, done 

that she should be condemned to the existence that awaits her? Who has 

the right to regard her as a therapeutic agent, and to risk thus lightly 

her future prospects, her repose, and the happiness of the remainder 

of her life?" 

 

In cases in which seminal emissions occur frequently, the most reliable 

writers upon this subject, Copland, Acton, Milton, and others, advise, 

with reference to marriage, "that the complaint should be removed 

before the married life is commenced." Independent of the 

considerations already presented, the individual affected in this 

manner and contemplating marriage should carefully consider the 

possible and probable effects upon offspring, the legitimate result 

of marriage; these have been already described, and need not be 

recapitulated. 

 

 

 

Local Treatment.--While it is true that general treatment alone is 

occasionally successful in curing the diseases under consideration, 

and that local treatment alone is very rarely efficient, it is also 

true that in many cases skillful local treatment is required to 

supplement the general remedies employed. While there has been a 

tendency on the part of the profession generally to depend wholly upon 

general treatment, on the part of a less numerous body of specialists 

there has been an opposite tendency to depend wholly, or nearly so, 

upon local measures. Both extremes are evidently wrong. 

 

The object of local treatment for the relief of emissions, especially, 

is to remove the local cause of irritation, which, as previously shown, 

is one of the most active exciting causes of seminal losses. To effect 

this, both internal and external applications are useful. We will now 

consider some of these agents. 

 

 

 

_Cool Sitz Bath_.--The cool or cold sitz bath is one of the most 

efficacious of all remedies. It should be taken daily, and may often 

be repeated, with benefit, several times a day. Its effect is to relieve 

the local congestion, and thus allay the irritability of the affected 

parts. When but one bath is taken daily, it should be just before 

retiring at night. Full directions for this and other baths are given 

in works devoted to the subject of bathing. 

 

_Ascending Douche_.--This is also a very useful means of allaying 

irritation, especially the reflex excitability which is often present 

in the muscles in the vicinity of the perineum and prostate gland, and 


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