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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

ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS. 

 

Having now considered the functions and somewhat of the structures of 

the principal organs of reproduction, we may obtain a more definite 

idea of the relation of the several organs of each class by a connected 

review of the anatomy of the parts. 

 

Male Organs.--As previously stated, the external organs of generation 

in the male are the _penis_ and the _testicles_, the latter being 

contained in a pouch called the _scrotum_. The penis is the organ of 

urination as well as copulation. Its structure is cellular, and it 

contains a vast number of minute coils of blood-vessels which become 

turgid with blood under the influence of sexual excitement, producing 

distention and erection of the organ. A canal passes through its entire 

length, called the _urethra_, which conveys both the urine and the 

seminal fluid. The organ is protected by a loose covering of integument 

which folds over the end. This fold is called the _foreskin_ or 

_prepuce_. 

 

The fluid formed by each testicle is conveyed by the _vas deferens_, 

a curved tube about two feet in length, to the base of the bladder. 

Here the vas deferens joins with another duct which communicates with 

an elongated pouch, the _vesicula seminalis_, which lies close upon 

the under side of the bladder. The single tube thus formed, the 

_ejaculatory duct_, conveys the seminal fluid to the urethra, from 

which it is discharged. 

 

As the production of seminal fluid is more or less constant in man and 

some animals, while its discharge is intermittent, the vesiculae 

seminales serve as reservoirs for the fluid, preserving it until 

required, or allowing it to undergo absorption. Some claim that the 

zoosperms are matured in these organs. They always contain seminal 

fluid after the age of puberty. During coition, their contents are 

forcibly expelled by a spasmodic contraction of the muscles which 

surround them and the ducts leading from them. 

 

The Prostate Gland.--Surrounding the ejaculatory ducts and their 

openings into the urethra at the base of the bladder is the _prostate 

gland_, which produces a peculiar secretion which forms a considerable 

portion of the seminal fluid, being mingled with the secretion of the 

testes during its ejaculation. This gland sometimes becomes the seat 

of somewhat serious disease. In old age it usually becomes somewhat 

indurated, and often to such an extent as to seriously affect the health 

and comfort of the individual by interference with urination and by 

occasioning pain. 

 

Anterior to this organ, in the urethra, is a curious little pouch, the 

_utriculus_, which corresponds to the vagina and uterus in the female. 

Just in front of the prostate gland are two small bodies known as 

Cowper's glands. They secrete a fluid which combines with the seminal 

secretion. 

 

Female Organs.--The _ovaries_, _uterus_, or _womb_, _Fallopian tubes_, 

and _vagina_ have already been described in part. The external organs 

of the female are included in the term _vulva_ or _pudenda_. The most 

superficial parts are the _labia_, two thick folds of integument. Just 


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