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PREFACE
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.1
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.2
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.3
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.4
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.5
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.1
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.2
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.3
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.4
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.5
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.6
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.7
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.8
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.9
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.10
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.11
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.1
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.2
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.3
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.4
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.1
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.2
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.3
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.4
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.1
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.2
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.3
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.4
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.5
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.6
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.1
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.2
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.3
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.4
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.5
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.6
PROSTITUTION-7.1
PROSTITUTION-7.2
PROSTITUTION-7.3
PROSTITUTION-7.4
PROSTITUTION-7.5
PROSTITUTION-7.6
PROSTITUTION-7.7
PROSTITUTION-7.8
PROSTITUTION-7.9
PROSTITUTION-7.10
PROSTITUTION-7.11
PROSTITUTION-7.12
PROSTITUTION-7.13
PROSTITUTION-7.14
PROSTITUTION-7.15
FOOTNOTES-1
FOOTNOTES-2

Enlightenment of the Young--Nature of the Mother's Task--Sexual Education 

in the School--The Value of Botany--Zooelogy--Sexual Education After 

Puberty--The Necessity of Counteracting Quack Literature--Danger of 

Neglecting to Prepare for the First Onset of Menstruation--The Right 

Attitude Towards Woman's Sexual Life--The Vital Necessity of the Hygiene 

of Menstruation During Adolescence--Such Hygiene Compatible with the 

Educational and Social Equality of the Sexes--The Invalidism of Women 

Mainly Due to Hygienic Neglect--Good Influence of Physical Training on 

Women and Bad Influence of Athletics--The Evils of Emotional 

Suppression--Need of Teaching the Dignity of Sex--Influence of These 

Factors on a Woman's Fate in Marriage--Lectures and Addresses on Sexual 

Hygiene--The Doctor's Part in Sexual Education--Pubertal Initiation Into 

the Ideal World--The Place of the Religious and Ethical Teacher--The 

Initiation Rites of Savages Into Manhood and Womanhood--The Sexual 

Influence of Literature--The Sexual Influence of Art. 

 

 

CHAPTER III. 

 

SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS. 

 

The Greek Attitude Towards Nakedness--How the Romans Modified That 

Attitude--The Influence of Christianity--Nakedness in Mediaeval 

Times--Evolution of the Horror of Nakedness--Concomitant Change in the 

Conception of Nakedness--Prudery--The Romantic Movement--Rise of a New 

Feeling in Regard to Nakedness--The Hygienic Aspect of Nakedness--How 

Children May Be Accustomed to Nakedness--Nakedness Not Inimical to 

Modesty--The Instinct of Physical Pride--The Value of Nakedness in 

Education--The AEsthetic Value of Nakedness--The Human Body as One of the 

Prime Tonics of Life--How Nakedness May Be Cultivated--The Moral Value of 

Nakedness. 

 

 

CHAPTER IV. 

 

THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE. 

 

The Conception of Sexual Love--The Attitude of Mediaeval Asceticism--St. 

Bernard and St. Odo of Cluny--The Ascetic Insistence on the Proximity of 

the Sexual and Excretory Centres--Love as a Sacrament of Nature--The Idea 

of the Impurity of Sex in Primitive Religions Generally--Theories of the 

Origin of This Idea--The Anti-Ascetic Element in the Bible and Early 

Christianity--Clement of Alexandria--St. Augustine's Attitude--The 

Recognition of the Sacredness of the Body by Tertullian, Rufinus and 

Athanasius--The Reformation--The Sexual Instinct Regarded as Beastly--The 

Human Sexual Instinct Not Animal-like--Lust and Love--The Definition of 

Love--Love and Names for Love Unknown in Some Parts of the World--Romantic 

Love of Late Development in the White Race--The Mystery of Sexual 

Desire--Whether Love is a Delusion--The Spiritual as Well as the Physical 

Structure of the World in Part Built up on Sexual Love The Testimony of 

Men of Intellect to the Supremacy of Love. 

 

 

CHAPTER V. 

 

THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY. 

 

Chastity Essential to the Dignity of Love--The Eighteenth Century Revolt 

Against the Ideal of Chastity--Unnatural Forms of Chastity--The 

Psychological Basis of Asceticism--Asceticism and Chastity as Savage 

Virtues--The Significance of Tahiti--Chastity Among Barbarous 

Peoples--Chastity Among the Early Christians--Struggles of the Saints with 

the Flesh--The Romance of Christian Chastity--Its Decay in Mediaeval 

Times--_Aucassin et Nicolette_ and the New Romance of Chaste Love--The 

Unchastity of the Northern Barbarians--The Penitentials--Influence of the 

Renaissance and the Reformation--The Revolt Against Virginity as a 

Virtue--The Modern Conception of Chastity as a Virtue--The Influences That 

Favor the Virtue of Chastity--Chastity as a Discipline--The Value of 

Chastity for the Artist--Potency and Impotence in Popular Estimation--The 


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