This section is from the book "The Transmission Of Life. Counsels On The Nature And Hygiene Of The Masculine Function", by George H. Napheys. Also available from Amazon: The Transmission of Life.
There is a greater tendency to costiveness, and consequently a greater liability to the many evil results it brings, among females than males. The reasons commonly assigned for this are the more sedentary habits and over-confinement to the house of women.