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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

groceries, and about bar-room doors. Everywhere we meet small faces 

upon which sin and vice are as clearly written as though the words were 

actually spelled out. Lying, swearing, smoking, petty stealing, and 

brazen impudence are among the vices which contaminate thousands and 

thousands of the boys who are by-and-by to become the _men_ of this 

country, to constitute its legislators, its educators, its supporters, 

and its protectors. Is it possible that such boys can become good, 

useful, noble, trustworthy men? Scarcely. If the seeds of noxious weeds 

can be made to produce useful plants or beautiful flowers, or if a barren, 

worthless shrub can be made to bear luscious fruit, then may we expect 

to see these vicious boys grow up into virtuous, useful men. 

 

But the vices mentioned are not the worst, the traces of which we see 

stamped upon the faces of hundreds of boys, some of whom, too, would 

scorn to commit any one of the sins named. There is another vice, still 

more terrible, more blighting in its effects, a vice which defiles, 

diseases, and destroys the body, enervates, degrades, and finally 

dethrones the mind, debases and ruins the soul. It is to this vice that 

we wish especially to call attention. It is known as 

 

Self-Abuse.--Secret vice, masturbation, and self-pollution are other 

names applied to this same awful sin against nature and against God. 

We shall not explain here the exact nature of the sin, as very few boys 

are so ignorant or so innocent as to be unacquainted with it. To this 

sin and its awful consequences we now wish to call the attention of 

all who may read these lines. 

 

A Dreadful Sin.--The sin of self-pollution is one of the vilest, the 

basest, and the most degrading that a human being can commit. It is 

worse than beastly. Those who commit it place themselves far below the 

meanest brute that breathes. The most loathsome reptile, rolling in 

the slush and slime of its stagnant pool, would not bemean itself thus. 

It is true that monkeys sometimes have the habit, but only when they 

have been taught it by vile men or boys. A boy who is thus guilty ought 

to be ashamed to look into the eyes of an honest dog. Such a boy naturally 

shuns the company of those who are pure and innocent. He cannot look 

with assurance into his mother's face. It is difficult for any one to 

catch his eye, even for a few seconds. He feels his guilt and acts it 

out, thus making it known to every one. Let such a boy think how he 

must appear in the eyes of the Almighty. Let him only think of the angels, 

pure, innocent, and holy, who are eye-witnesses of his shameful 

practices. Is not the thought appalling? Would he dare commit such a 

sin in the presence of his father, his mother, or his sisters? No, indeed. 

How, then, will he dare to defile himself in the presence of Him from 

whose all-seeing eye nothing is hid? 

 

The Bible utters the most solemn warnings against sexual sins. The 

inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by fire and brimstone 

for such transgressions. Onan was struck dead in the act of committing 


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