Main  Contacts  
Table of contents
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

have become a useful member of society. In total despair of this life 

or the next, he rashly ended his probation, and with his own hand 

finished the work of destruction which he had himself begun. No words 

can tell the grief of his stricken mother; but, fortunately, she was 

spared the knowledge of the whole truth, else would her sorrow have 

been too great to bear. 

 

From Bad to Worse.--C. E., a young man from the West, was sent to us 

by his father with the request that we would do what we could to save 

him. His father's letter intimated that the son had been a source of 

grief to him, but he hoped that he had repented of his prodigal course, 

and was really determined to reform. Though scarcely more than twenty 

years of age, the young man's face wore an aspect of hardness, from 

familiarity with vice, that we have rarely seen. He was reduced to a 

mere skeleton by the vice which he made no secret of, and was so weak 

that he could scarcely walk a rod. It seemed as if every organ in his 

body was diseased, and that he had so squandered his vital resources 

that he had no power to rally from his wretched condition even should 

he carry out the determination to reform which he announced. However, 

we gave him the best counsel and advice within our power, and placed 

him under treatment. After a few weeks it was evident that nature was 

still willing to respond to his endeavors to reform, by vigorous efforts 

to restore him to a condition of comparative health. Thus he was 

snatched, as it appeared, from the very jaws of death. Under these 

circumstances it would seem that the most hardened criminal would 

reform, at least for a season, and lead a life of rectitude; but so 

utterly depraved was this poor wretch that no sooner did he find that 

he was not liable to die immediately than he began at once again his 

career of sin. By long indulgence his moral sense had become, apparently, 

obliterated. He seemed to be utterly without the restraint imposed by 

conscience. In less than a month he was detected in the crime of theft, 

having stolen a watch from a fellow-patient. Upon his arrest, 

stimulated by the hope of in some degree mitigating his punishment, 

he confessed to have been carrying on a series of petty thieving for 

weeks before he was finally detected, having scores of stolen articles 

in his possession. The last time we saw the wretched fellow he was being 

led away in irons to prison. We have since heard that he continues in 

his downward career, having served out his time in prison, and will 

undoubtedly end his life in a felon's cell unless he is shrewd enough 

to escape his just deserts. Having lost all desire to do right, to be 

noble, pure, and good, all efforts to reform and restore him to the 

path of rectitude were fruitless. It was only the fear of impending 

death that caused him to pause for a few days in his criminal course. 

Young man, take warning by this sad case; enter not the pathway of vice. 

A course of vice once entered upon is not easily left. A youth who once 

gives himself up to sin, rarely escapes from going headlong to 


Page 5 from 6:  Back   1   2   3   4  [5]  6   Forward