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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

the female are more intense than at other times. This fact is 

particularly manifest in lower animals. The following remark by Prof. 

Dalton is especially significant to those who care to appreciate its 

bearing:-- 

 

"It is a remarkable fact, in this connection, that the female of these 

[domestic] animals will allow the approaches of the male only during 

and immediately after the oestrual period [rut]; that is, just when 

the egg is recently discharged, and ready for impregnation. At other 

times, when sexual intercourse would be necessarily fruitless, the 

instinct of the animal leads her to avoid it; and the concourse of the 

sexes is accordingly made to correspond in time with the maturity of 

the egg and its aptitude for fecundation." 

 

The amount of fluid lost during the menstrual flow varies greatly with 

different individuals. It is estimated at from three ounces to half 

a pint. In cases of deranged function, it may be much greater than this. 

It is not all blood, however, a considerable portion being mucus. It 

is rather difficult to understand why the discharge of so considerable 

a quantity of blood is required. There is no benefit derived from a 

very copious discharge, as some suppose. Facts seem to indicate that 

in general those enjoy the best health who lose but small quantities 

of blood in this manner. 

 

A Critical Period.--As the first occurrence of menstruation is a very 

critical period in the life of a female, and as each recurrence of the 

function renders her especially susceptible to morbid influences, and 

liable to serious derangements, a few hints respecting the proper care 

of an individual at these periods may be acceptable. 

 

Important Hints.--1. Avoid taking cold. To do this, it is necessary 

to avoid exposure; not that a person must be constantly confined in 

a warm room, for such a course would be the surest way in which to 

increase the susceptibility to cold. Nothing will disturb the menstrual 

process more quickly than a sudden chilling of the body when in a state 

of perspiration, or after confinement in a warm room, by exposure, 

without sufficient protection, to cold air. A daily bath and daily 

exercise in the open air are the best known means of preventing colds. 

 

2. Intense mental excitement, as well as severe physical labor, is to 

be sedulously avoided during this period. At the time of its first 

occurrence, special care should be observed in this direction. Intense 

study, a fit of anger, sudden grief, or even great merriment, will 

sometimes arrest the process prematurely. The feeling of _malaise_ 

which usually accompanies the discharge is by nature intended as a 

warning that rest and quiet are required; and the hint should be 

followed. Every endeavor should be made to keep the individual 

comfortable, calm, and cheerful. Feelings of apprehension arising from 

a continual watching of symptoms are very depressing, and should be 

avoided by occupying the mind in some agreeable manner not demanding 

severe effort, either mental or physical. 

 

There is no doubt that many young women have permanently injured their 


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