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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

which even time will not always efface. They soil and deprave the soul, 

as vile acts do the body. God knows them, if no human being does, and 

if harbored and cherished they will tell against the character in the 

day of Judgment as surely as will evil words and deeds. 

 

Influence of Other Bad Habits.--Evil practices of any sort which lower 

the moral tone of an individual, which lessen his appreciation of and 

love for right and purity and true nobility of soul, encourage the 

development of vice. A boy who loves purity, who has a keen sense of 

what is true and right, can never become a vicious man. Profanity, 

falsehood, and deception of every sort, have a tendency in the direction 

of vice. 

 

The use of highly seasoned food, of rich sauces, spices and condiments, 

sweetmeats, and in fact all kinds of stimulating foods, has an undoubted 

influence upon the sexual nature of boys, stimulating those organs into 

too early activity, and occasioning temptations to sin which otherwise 

would not occur. The use of mustard, pepper, pepper-sauce, spices, rich 

gravies, and all similar kinds of food, should be carefully avoided 

by young persons. They are not wholesome for either old or young; but 

for the young they are absolutely dangerous. 

 

The use of beer, wine, hard cider, and tobacco, is especially damaging 

to boys on this account. These stimulants excite the passions and 

produce a clamoring for sensual gratification which few boys or young 

men have the will power or moral courage to resist. Tobacco is an 

especially detrimental agent. The early age at which boys now begin 

the use of tobacco may be one of the reasons why the practice of secret 

vice is becoming so terribly common among boys and young men. We never 

think a boy or young man who uses tobacco safe from the commission of 

some vile act. 

 

The use of tea and coffee by boys is also a practice which should be 

interdicted. All wise physicians forbid the use of these narcotic 

drinks, together with that of tobacco, and always with benefit to those 

who abstain. In France the government has made a law forbidding the 

use of tobacco by students in the public schools. In Germany a still 

more stringent law has been made, which forbids the use of tobacco by 

boys and young men. These laws have been made on account of the serious 

injury which was evidently resulting from the use of the filthy weed 

to both the health and the morals of the young men of those countries. 

There is certainly an equal need for such a law in this country. 

 

Closing Advice to Boys and Young Men.--One word more and we must close 

this chapter, which we hope has been read with care by those for whom 

it is especially written. Let every boy who peruses these pages remember 

that the facts here stated are true. Every word we have verified, and 

we have not written one-half that might be said upon this subject. Let 

the boy who is still pure, who has never defiled himself with vice, 

firmly resolve that with the help of God he will maintain a pure and 

virtuous character. It is much easier to preserve purity than to get 


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