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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

creams, and other dietetic abominations, cannot avoid becoming sallow 

and hollow-eyed. The cheeks may be ever so plump and rosy, they will 

certainly lose their freshness and become hollow and thin. Chalk and 

rouge will not hide the defect, for everybody will discover the fraud, 

and will of course know the reason why it is practiced. 

 

A Beauty-Destroying Vice.--But by far the worst enemy of beauty and 

health of body, mind, and soul, we have not yet mentioned. It is a sin 

concerning which we would gladly keep silence; but we cannot see so 

many of our most beautiful and promising girls and young ladies annually 

being ruined, often for this world and the next alike, without uttering 

the word of warning needed. 

 

As before remarked, the function of maternity, which is the object of 

the sexual system in woman, when rightly exercised is the most sacred 

and elevated office which a woman can perform for the world. The woman 

who is a true mother has an opportunity of doing for the race more than 

all other human agencies combined. The mother's influence is the 

controlling influence in the world. The mother molds the character of 

her children. She can make of their plastic minds almost what she will 

if she is herself prepared for the work. On the other hand, misuse or 

abuse of the sexual organism is visited in girls and women, as in boys 

and men, with the most fearful penalties. Nothing will sooner deprive 

a girl or young lady of the maidenly grace and freshness with which 

nature blesses woman in her early years than secret vice. We have the 

greatest difficulty in making ourself believe that it is possible for 

beings designed by nature to be pure and innocent, in all respects free 

from impurity of any sort, to become so depraved by sin as to be willing 

to devote themselves to so vile and filthy a practice. Yet the frequency 

with which cases have come under our observation which clearly indicate 

the alarming prevalence of the practice, even among girls and young 

women who would naturally be least suspected, compels us to recognize 

the fact. The testimony of many eminent physicians whose opportunities 

for observation have been very extensive shows that the evil is 

enormously greater than people generally are aware. Instructors of the 

youth, of large experience, assert the same. Nor is the evil greater 

in America than in some other countries. One writer declares that the 

vice is almost universal among the girls of Russia, which may be due 

to the low condition in which the women of that country are kept. 

 

 


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