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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

Terrible Effects of Secret Vice.--The awful effects of this sin against 

God and nature, this soul-and-body-destroying vice, become speedily 

visible in those who are guilty of it. The experienced eye needs no 

confession on the part of the victim to read the whole story of sinful 

indulgence and consequent disease. The vice stamps its insignia upon 

the countenance; it shows itself in the walk, in the changed disposition 

and the loss of healthy vigor. It is not only impossible for a victim 

of this sinful practice to hide from the all-seeing eye of God the 

vileness perpetrated in secret, but it is also useless to attempt to 

hide from human eyes the awful truth. 

 

Headache, side-ache, back-ache, pains in the chest, and wandering pains 

in various parts of the body,--these are but a few of the painful 

ailments from which girls who are guilty of this sin suffer. Many of 

the tender spines which cause great solicitude on the part of parents 

and physicians, who fear that disease of the spine is threatening the 

life of a loved daughter, not infrequently originate in this way. Much 

of the hysteria which renders wretched the lives of thousands of young 

ladies and the fond friends who are obliged to care for and attend them, 

arises from sexual transgression of the kind of which we are speaking. 

The blanched cheeks, hollow, expressionless eyes, and rough, pimply 

skins of many school-girls are due to this cause alone. We do not mean 

by this to intimate that every girl who has pimples upon her face is 

guilty of secret vice; but this sin is undoubtedly a very frequent cause 

of the unpleasant eruption which so often appears upon the foreheads 

of both sexes. It would be very unjust, however, to charge a person 

with the sin unless some further evidence than that of an eruption on 

the face was afforded. 

 

The inability to study, to apply themselves in any way except when 

stimulated by something of a very exciting character, which many girls 

exhibit, is in a large proportion of cases due to the practice of which 

we are writing. Often enough the effects which are attributed to 

overstudy are properly due to this debasing habit. We have little faith 

in the great outcry made in certain quarters about the damaging effects 

of study upon the health of young ladies. A far less worthy cause is 

in many cases the true one, to which is attributable the decline in 

health at a critical period when all the vital forces of the system 

are necessarily called into action to introduce the activity of a new 

function. 

 

Hundreds of girls break down in health just as they are entering 

womanhood. At from twelve to eighteen years of age the change naturally 

occurs which transforms the girl into a woman by the development of 

functions previously latent. This critical period is one through which 

every girl in health ought to pass with scarcely any noticeable 

disturbance; and if during the previous years of life the laws of health 

were observed, there would seldom be any unusual degree of suffering 

at this time. Those who have before this period been addicted to the 


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