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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

often ignored; too little is said about it; far too often it is 

disregarded as of little consequence, and persons who are really not 

bad at heart thoughtlessly encourage the evil by listening to and 

laughing at obscene and ribald jokes, and impure language which ought 

to make a virtuous man blush with shame to hear. 

 

Boys, if you want to be pure, if you wish to be loved by a pure mother, 

an innocent sister, and when you are grown to manhood to be worthy of 

the confidence of a pure, virtuous wife, keep your lips pure; never 

let a vile word or an indecent allusion pass them. Never, under any 

circumstances, give utterance to language that you would blush to have 

your mother overhear. If you find yourself in the company of persons 

whose language will not bear this test, escape as soon as possible, 

for you are in danger; your sense of what is right and proper in speech 

is being vitiated; you are being damaged in a variety of ways. 

 

Bad Books.--A bad book is as bad as an evil companion. In some respects 

it is even worse than a living teacher of vice, since it may cling to 

an individual at all times. It may follow him to the secrecy of his 

bed-chamber, and there poison his mind with the venom of evil. The 

influence of bad books in making bad boys and men is little appreciated. 

Few are aware how much evil seed is being sown among the young everywhere 

through the medium of vile books. It is not only the wretched volumes 

of obscenity of which so many thousands have been seized and destroyed 

by Mr. Comstock which are included under the head of bad books, and 

which corrupt the morals of the young and lead them to enter the road 

to infamy, but the evil literature which is sold in "dime and nickel 

novels," and which constitutes the principal part of the contents of 

such papers as the _Police Gazette_, the _Police News_, and a large 

proportion of the sensational story books which flood the land, and 

too many of which find their way into town and circulating libraries 

and even Sunday-school libraries, which are rarely selected with the 

care that ought to be exercised in the selection of reading matter for 

the young. 

 

Bad books often find their way even where evil companions would not 

intrude; and undoubtedly effect a work of evil almost as great as is 

wrought by bad associations. 

 

Look out, boys, for the tempter in this guise. If a companion offers 

you a book the character of which is suspicious, take it home to your 

father, your mother, or some reliable older friend, for examination. 

If it is handed you with an air of secrecy, or if a promise to keep 

it hidden from others is required, have nothing to do with it. You might 

better place a coal of fire or a live viper in your bosom than to allow 

yourself to read such a book. The thoughts that are implanted in the 

mind in youth will stick there through life, in spite of all efforts 

to dislodge them. Hundreds of men who have been thus injured when young, 

but have by some providence escaped a life of vice and shame, look back 


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