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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

a year or two. Anything that tends to excite the emotions hastens 

puberty. The excitements of city life, parties, balls, theaters, even 

the competition of students in school, and the various causes of 

excitement to the nervous system which occur in city life, have a 

tendency to hasten the occurrence of the change which awakens the sexual 

activities of the system into life. Hence, these influences cannot but 

be considered prejudicial to the best interests of the individual, 

mentally, morally, and physically, since it is in every way desirable 

that a change which arouses the passions and gives to them greater 

intensity should be delayed rather than hastened. 

 

Influence of Diet on Puberty.--The dietary has a not unimportant 

influence in this respect. Stimulating food, such as pepper, vinegar, 

mustard, spices, and condiments generally, together with tea and coffee, 

and an excess of animal food, have a clearly appreciable influence in 

inducing the premature occurrence of puberty. On this account, if on 

no other, should these articles be prohibited to children and youth, 

or used very sparingly. Those who advocate the large use of meat by 

children and youth have not studied this matter closely in all its 

bearings. While it is true that children and growing youth require an 

abundance of the nitrogenous elements of food which are found 

abundantly in beefsteak, mutton, fish, and other varieties of animal 

food, it is also true that in taking those articles of food they take 

along with the nutrient elements properties of a stimulating character, 

which exert a decidedly detrimental influence upon the susceptible 

systems of children and youth. At the same time, it is possible to obtain 

the same desirable nitrogenous elements in oatmeal, unbolted wheat 

flour, peas, beans, and other vegetable productions, which are wholly 

free from injurious properties. We are positive from numerous 

observations on this subject, that a cool, unstimulating, vegetable 

or farinaceous diet would deter the development of the sexual organism 

for several months, and perhaps for a year or two. 

 

While it might not be in all cases desirable to do this, it would at 

least be wise to adopt such measures in cases in which the child is 

unavoidably exposed to influences which have a tendency to hasten the 

change. 

 

It is important to add in this connection a word of caution against 

the adoption of a dietary too abstemious in character. It is necessary 

that an abundance of good, wholesome food, rich in the elements of 

nutrition, should be taken regularly. There is no doubt that many young 

ladies have induced conditions of serious disease by actual starvation 

of the system. A young woman who attempts to live on strong tea or coffee, 

fine-flour bread, and sweet cake, is as certainly starving herself as 

though she were purposely attempting to commit suicide by means of 

starvation, and with as much certainty of the same result. 

 

Brunettes Naturally Precocious.--It has been observed that in girls 

the occurrence of puberty is earlier in brunettes than in blondes; and 


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