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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

actually transgressed. But though often thus almost disheartened she 

continued the struggle, and was finally rewarded by gaining a perfect 

victory over her mind, sleeping as well as waking, and recovering her 

health sufficiently to enable her to enjoy life and make herself very 

useful. 

 

Not a few similar cases have come under our observation; and it seems 

to us that the pain, anguish, and remorse suffered by these poor victims, 

ought to be a warning to those who have never entered the sinful road. 

What a terrible thing it is for a pure and lovely being, designed by 

God to fulfill a high, holy, and sacred mission in the world, to become 

a victim to such a filthy vice! No girl of sense would in her right 

mind raise her hand to dash in pieces a beautiful vase, to destroy a 

lovely painting, or a beautiful piece of statuary. A girl who would 

do such a thing would be considered insane and a fit subject for a 

mad-house. Yet is not the human body, a girl's own beautiful, 

symmetrical form, infinitely better, more valuable and more sacred, 

than any object produced by human art? There can be but one answer. 

How, then, is it possible for her thus to defile and destroy herself? 

Is it not a fearful thing? a terrible vice? 

 

A Ruined Girl.--One of the most remarkable cases of disease resulting 

from self-abuse which ever came under our observation was that of a 

young lady from a distant Western State whose adopted parents, after 

consulting many different physicians for a peculiar disease of the 

breast, placed her under our care. We found her a good-looking young 

woman about seventeen years of age, rather pale and considerably 

emaciated, very nervous and hysterical, and suffering with severe pain 

in the left breast, which was swollen to nearly double the natural size, 

hot, tense, pulsating, and extremely tender to the touch. Occasionally 

she would experience paroxysms in which she apparently suffered 

extremely, being sometimes semi-conscious, and scarcely breathing for 

hours. We suspected the cause of these peculiar manifestations at the 

outset, but every suggestion of the possibility of the suspected cause 

was met with a stout denial and a very deceptive appearance of innocent 

ignorance on the subject. All treatment was unavailing to check the 

disease. Though sometimes the symptoms seemed to be controlled, a 

speedy relapse occurred, so that no progress toward a cure was made. 

Finally our conviction that our first impression respecting the case 

was correct became so strong that we hesitated no longer to treat it 

as such. By most vigilant observation we detected evidences of the 

soul-corrupting vice which we considered unmistakable, and then the 

young woman who had pretended such profound ignorance of the matter 

confessed to an extent of wickedness which was perfectly appalling. 

Every paroxysm was traced to an unusual excess of sinful indulgence. 

So hardened was she by her evil practices that she seemed to feel no 

remorse, and only promised to reform when threatened with exposure to 


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