The Functions and Disorders of the Reproductive Organs in Childhood, Youth, Adult Age, and Advanced Life: Considered in Their Physiological, Social, and Moral Relations

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P. Blakiston, Son & Company, 1894 - Genito-urinary organs - 263 pages

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Page 185 - desire, yet since that desire and satisfaction was intended by nature for other ends, they should never be separated from those ends, but always be joined with all or one of these ends, with a desire of children, or to avoid fornication, or to lighten and ease the cares
Page 195 - But gladly welcome what He doth afford, Not grudging that thy lust hath bounds and stays ; Continence has its charms—weigh both, and so If rottenness have more, let heaven go." In the case of young men, however, the rules above laid down apply with nearly equal force to early marriages. Lycurgus
Page 12 - Nuptial love," says Lord Bacon, " maketh mankind, friendly love perfecteth it, but wanton love corrupteth and embaseth it." Here, then, is our problem. A natural instinct, a great longing, has arisen in a boy's heart, together with the advent of the powers requisite to procure its gratification. Everything—the habits of the world, the keen appetite of youth for all that is new—the example of
Page 19 - wisdom. . . . They do best who, if they cannot but admit love, yet make it keep quarter." > AIDS TO CONTINENCE.—Every wise man must feel that no help is to be despised in any part of the life-battle all have to fight. And in that struggle for purity, which is, at least for the young, the hardest part of it, what help to seek, and where and how to
Page 46 - are dangerous, and the most dangerous is the transition from the restraint of the family circle to the non-restraint of the world. Hence the policy of cultivating a boy's faculty of self-restraint by continually increasing the degree in which he is left to his self-constraint, and by so bringing him step by step to a state of unaided
Page 45 - laughed at will always be a strong influencing motive with every individual among them. If the master can turn this principle to his own use, and get boys to laugh at vice instead of the old plan of laughing at virtue, is he not doing a very new, a very difficult, and a very laudable thing?
Page 185 - according to the foregoing measures. 4. That it be with a temperate affection, without violent transporting desires or too sensual applications. Concerning which a man is to make judgment by proportion to other actions and the seventies of his religion, and the sentences
Page 74 - blood. The principal exciting cause in the erection of the penis is nervous irritation originating in the part itself, 1 or derived from the brain or spinal cord. The nervous influence is communicated to the penis by the pubic nerves, which ramify in its vascular tissue, and
Page 73 - fibrous tissue is much weaker than around the body of the penis, and around the glans there is none. The venous blood is returned from the plexuses by comparatively small veins ; those from the glans and the fore part of the
Page 73 - the interior of the body, dividing its cavity into small compartments, which look like cells when they are inflated. ''Within these is situated the plexus of veins upon which the peculiar erectile property of the organ mainly depends. It consists of short

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