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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

 

Why a Woman Does not Breathe Like a Man.--It is undoubtedly true that 

most women do breathe almost exclusively with the upper part of the 

chest; but whether this is a _natural_ peculiarity, or an acquired, 

unnatural, and depraved one, is a question which we are decidedly 

inclined to answer in harmony with the latter supposition, basing our 

conclusion on the following undeniable facts:-- 

 

1. In childhood, and until about the age of puberty, respiration in 

the boy and the girl is exactly the same. 

 

2. Although there is a change in the mode of respiration in most females, 

usually soon after the period of puberty, marked by increased 

intercostal respiration and diminished abdominal or deep respiration, 

this change can be accounted for on other than physiological grounds. 

 

3. We believe the cause of this modification of respiration is the 

change in dress which is usually made about that time. The young girl 

is now becoming a woman, and must acquire the art of lacing, wearing 

a corset, "stays," and sundry other contrivances by means of which to 

produce a "fine form" by distorting and destroying all natural grace 

and beauty in the "form divine." 

 

4. We have met a number of ladies whose good fortune and good sense 

had delivered them from the distorting influence of corset-wearing and 

tight-lacing, and we have invariably observed that they are as capable 

of deep respiration as men, and practice it as naturally. 

 

We are thoroughly convinced that this so-called physiological 

difference between man and woman is really a pathological rather than 

a natural difference, and is due to the evils of fashionable dress, 

which we have exposed at some length in another work exclusively devoted 

to that subject.[2] In short, we believe that the only reason why women 

do not, under ordinary circumstances, breathe as do men, is simply 

_because they can not_ breathe naturally. 

 

[Footnote 2: "Evils of Fashionable Dress, and How to Dress 

Healthfully."] 

 

The Reproductive Elements.--As has been previously observed, in all 

except the very lowest forms of life, two elements are necessary to 

the production of a new individual, or a reproduction of the species--a 

male element and a female element. The special organs by means of which 

these elements are produced, brought together, and developed into the 

new individual in a more or less perfect state, are termed _sexual 

organs_, as we have already seen. As an introduction to the specific 

study of the sexual organs in the human species, let us briefly consider 

the 

 

Sexual Organs of Plants.--As already remarked, flowers are the sexual 

organs of plants. Nothing is more interesting in the natural world than 

the wonderful beauty, diversity, and perfect adaptability to various 

conditions and functions, which we see in the sexual parts of plants. 

An exceedingly interesting line of study, which has occupied the 

attention of many naturalists, is the wonderful perfection displayed 

in the adaptability of the male and female parts of plants to each other. 

Without burdening the reader with unnecessary technicalities of detail, 


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