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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original
book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...the urinary canal and
prostate gland, always results under such circumstances; and these
favor the occurrence of nocturnal and diurnal emissions as serious,
and perhaps more dificult of cure than those produced by
masturbation, because it is impossible to act directly on the
memory or the imagination.' 'It is not sufficient then to prevent
all material action on the genital organs; it is necessary also to
pi vent all erotic excitement of the senses and all concentration
of the ideas on lascivious objects. Fortune's favors are so
distributed that numbers live in absolute indolence without being
blamed by the world, because they demand nothing of any one. This
inaction produces results, the only remedy for which that I am
aware of, is daily fatigue of the body by various kinds of
exercise.' Solitude should be discouraged in young people under any
and all circumstances as most dangerous in its tendencies. The
custom some have of shutting children up for punishment, sometimes
by the day or two together--and I have known it carried to the
length of a week--and still worse if preceded by a whipping, is
most reprehensible. The ignorance that exists on this subject is
almost universal; the very best-meaning and affectionate parents
often do that in "the training of their children, the bare idea of
which, if understood in all its bearings, would appal them. Again,
boys and girls who are very studious and naturally seek retirement,
should not have a too separate or distinct chamber assigned to
them, and most especially those who have artistic tastes--who
delight in drawing or painting, are always more impressionable, of
a voluptuous or imaginative mould, and their 'studio' though
suitable and quiet, should, as much as possible, be occupied by...
|Country of origin:
Joseph E. Ralph
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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