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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

Notwithstanding his vileness he was not lost to shame, for his greatest 

fear was that his friends might ascertain the real cause of his 

sufferings, to conceal which he was obliged to resort to all sorts of 

subterfuges. As soon as he was able to travel he left us, being obliged 

to report to his superior officers, and we have heard nothing of him 

since. 

 

Scores of similar cases we might recount in detail, but we have not 

here the space. These will suffice to give to the young reader an idea 

of the terrible results of this awful vice which are suffered by its 

victims. We have not dared to portray on these pages one-half the misery 

and wretchedness which we have seen as the results of self-abuse and 

the vices to which it leads. The picture is too terrible for young eyes 

to behold. We most sincerely hope that none of our readers will ever 

have to suffer as we have seen boys and young men do, languishing in 

misery as the result of their own transgressions of the laws of chastity. 

We will now devote the remaining pages of this chapter to the 

consideration of some of the causes of the vice, the avenues that lead 

to the awful sin which we are considering, and the terrible consequences 

which attend it. 

 

Bad Company.--The influence of evil companionship is one of the most 

powerful agents for evil against which those who love purity and are 

seeking to elevate and benefit their fellow-men have to contend. A bad 

boy can do more harm in a community than can be counteracted by all 

the clergymen, Sabbath-school teachers, tract-distributers, and other 

Christian workers combined. An evil boy is a pest compared with which 

the cholera, small-pox, and even the plague, are nothing. The damage 

which would be done by a terrific hurricane sweeping with destructive 

force through a thickly settled district is insignificant compared with 

the evil work which may be accomplished by one vicious lad. 

 

No community is free from these vipers, these agents of the arch-fiend. 

Every school, no matter how select it may be, contains a greater or 

less number of these young moral lepers. Often they pursue their work 

unsuspected by the good and pure, who do not dream of the vileness pent 

up in the young brains which have not yet learned the multiplication 

table and scarcely learned to read. We have known instances in which 

a boy of seven or eight years of age has implanted the venom of vice 

in the hearts and minds of half a score of pure-minded lads within a 

few days of his first association with them. This vice spreads like 

wild-fire. It is more "catching" than the most contagious disease, and 

more tenacious, when once implanted, than the leprosy. 

 

Boys are easily influenced either for right or for wrong, but especially 

for the wrong; hence it is the duty of parents to select good companions 

for their children, and it is the duty of children to avoid bad company 

as they would avoid carrion or the most loathsome object. A boy with 

a match box in a powder magazine would be in no greater danger than 

in the company of most of the lads who attend our public schools and 


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