With the male rests the choice whether or not he shall peek to contract a union with the other sex for the purpose of perpetuating the species. This is a wise, and, indeed, a necessary provision of nature; for man not only is more rapidly exhausted by the exercise of his peculiar functions, but on him rests the responsibility of providing for the family he engenders. He should form no such union lightly, or before he has maturely weighed the arguments for and against it. It is our purpose to assist him here by informing him of the advantages and the disadvantages of both conditions. And first, of -