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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

an inmate of a brothel or an outcast wanderer, rejected by friends, 

and lost to virtue, purity, and all that a true woman holds most dear. 

 

A Few Sad Cases.--Although we do not believe it right to harrow the 

feelings of those who have sinned and suffered with a rehearsal of sad 

cases when no good can be accomplished by such accounts, we deem it 

but just that those who are not yet entangled in the meshes of vice 

should have an opportunity of knowing the actual results of sin, and 

profiting by the sad experience of others. It is for this purpose that 

we shall mention a few cases which have come under our observation, 

taking care to avoid mentioning any facts which might lead to 

identification, as the facts we shall use were, many of them, received 

in strict confidence from those who were glad to unburden their hearts 

to some one, but had never dared to do so, even to their friends. 

 

A Pitiful Case.--Several years ago we received a letter from a young 

woman in an Eastern State in which she described her case as that of 

an individual who had early become addicted to secret vice and had 

continued the vile habit until that time, when she was about thirty-two 

years of age. In spite of the most solemn vows to reform, she still 

continued the habit, and had become reduced to such a miserable 

condition that she would almost rather die than live. She sent with 

her letter photographs representing herself at twenty and at that time, 

so that we might see the contrast. It was indeed appalling to see what 

changes sin had wrought. Her face, once fair and comely, had become 

actually haggard with vice. Purity, innocence, grace, and modesty were 

no longer visible there. The hard lines of sin had obliterated every 

trace of beauty, and produced a most repulsive countenance. Though 

greatly depraved and shattered by sin and consequent disease in body 

and mind, she still had some desire to be cured, if possible, and made 

a most pitiful appeal for help to escape from her loathsome condition. 

We gave her the best counsel we could under the circumstances, and did 

all in our power to rescue her from her living death; but whether in 

any degree successful we cannot tell, as we have never heard from the 

poor creature since. 

 

We have often wished since that we might but show those two pictures 

to every girl who has been tempted to sin in this way, to all who have 

ever yielded to this awful vice. The terrible contrast would certainly 

produce an impression which no words can do. We sent them back to their 

wretched original, however, by her request, and so cannot show the 

actual pictures; but when any who read these lines are tempted thus 

to sin we beg them to think of these two pictures, and by forming a 

vivid image of them in the mind drive away the disposition to do wrong. 

 


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