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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

A CHAPTER FOR BOYS. 

 

 

Boys, this chapter is for you. It is written and printed purposely for 

you. If you do not read another word in the book, read these few pages 

if you are old enough to do so. Read each line carefully and thoughtfully. 

You may not find anything to make you laugh--possibly you may: but you 

will be certain to find something of almost inestimable value to you 

in every line. 

 

Who are Boys?--Boys are scarce now-a-days. In the days of Methuselah, 

male human beings were still boys when nearly a century old; twenty-five 

years ago boys were still such until well out of their "teens"; now 

the interval between infancy and the age at which the boy becomes a 

young man is so brief that boyhood is almost a thing of the past. The 

happy period of care-free, joyous innocence which formerly intervened 

between childhood and early manhood is now almost unobservable. Boys 

grow old too fast. They learn to imitate the vices and the manners of 

their seniors before they reach their teens, and are impatient to be 

counted as men, no matter how great may be their deficiencies, their 

unfitness for the important duties and responsibilities of life. The 

consequence of this inordinate haste and impatience to be old, is 

premature decay. Unfortunately the general tendency of the young 

members of the rising generation is to copy the vices of their elders, 

rather than the virtues of true manliness. A strong evidence of this 

fact, if there were no other, is the unnaturally old-looking faces which 

so many of our boys present. At the present time the average boy of 

twelve knows more of vice and sin than the youth of twenty of the past 

generation. 

 

It is not so much for these human mushrooms, which may be not inaptly 

compared to toadstools which grow up in a single night and almost as 

speedily decay, that we write, but for the old-fashioned boys, the few 

such there may be, those who have not yet learned to love sin, those 

whose minds are still pure and uncontaminated. Those who have already 

begun a course of vice and wickedness we have little hope of reforming; 

but we are anxious to offer a few words of counsel and warning which 

may possibly help to save as brands plucked from a blazing fire, those 

whose moral sense is yet alive, who have quick and tender consciences, 

who aspire to be truly noble and good. 

 

What are Boys for?--This question was answered with exact truthfulness 

by a little boy, who, when contemptuously accosted by a man with the 

remark, "What are you good for?" replied, "Men are made of such as we." 

Boys are the beginnings of men. They sustain the same relation to men 

that the buds do to full-blown flowers. They are still more like the 

small green apples which first appear when the blossoms drop from the 

branches, compared with the ripe, luscious fruit which in autumn bends 

the heavy-laden boughs almost to breaking. Often, like the young apples, 

boys are green; but this is only natural, and should be considered no 

disgrace to the boys. If they grow up naturally they will ripen with 

age, like the fruit, developing at each successive stage of life 


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