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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

 

By reading of this kind, many are led to resort to self-abuse for the 

gratification of passions which over-stimulation has made almost 

uncontrollable. Some have thus been induced to sin who had never been 

injured by other influences, but discovered the fatal secret themselves. 

Mothers cannot be too careful of the character of the books which their 

daughters read. Every book, magazine, and paper should be carefully 

scrutinized, unless its character is already well known, before it is 

allowed to be read. In our opinion, some of the literature which passes 

as standard, which is often found on parlor center-tables and in family 

and school libraries, such as Chaucer's poems, and other writings of 

a kindred character, is unfit for perusal by inexperienced and 

unsophisticated young ladies. Some of this literature is actually too 

vile for any one to read, and if written to-day by any poet of note 

would cause his works to be committed to the stove and the rag-bag in 

spite of his reputation. 

 

Various Causes.--Bad diet, the use of stimulating and exciting articles 

of food, late suppers, confectionery and dainties,--all these have a 

very powerful influence in the wrong direction by exciting functions 

which ought to be kept as nearly latent as possible. The use of tea 

and coffee by young ladies cannot be too strongly condemned. Improper 

dress, by causing local congestion, often predisposes to secret vice 

by occasioning local excitement. Probably a greater cause than any of 

those last mentioned is too great familiarity with the opposite sex. 

The silly letters which girls sometimes allow themselves to receive 

from the boys and young men of their acquaintance, and which they 

encourage by letters of a similar character, must be condemned in the 

most thorough manner. Upon receiving such a letter a pure-minded girl 

will consider herself insulted; and has just reason for so doing. The 

childish flirtations which girls and boys sometimes indulge in often 

lead to evils of a most revolting character. 

 

Modesty Woman's Safeguard.--True modesty and maidenly reserve are the 

best guardians of virtue. The girl who is truly modest, who encourages 

and allows no improper advances, need have no fear of annoyance from 

this source. She is equally safe from temptation to sin which may come 

to her in secret, when no human eye can behold. Maidenly modesty is 

one of the best qualities which any young lady can possess. A young 

woman who lacks modesty, who manifests boldness of manner and 

carelessness in deportment, is not only liable to have her virtue 

assailed by designing and unscrupulous men, but is herself likely to 

fall before the temptation to indulge in secret sin, which is certain 

to present itself in some way sooner or later. 

 

This invaluable protection is speedily lost by the girl who abandons 

herself to secret vice. The chances are very great, also, that by 

degrees her respect for and love of virtue and chastity will diminish 

until she is open to temptations to indulge in less secret sin; and 

thus she travels down the road of vice until she finds herself at last 


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