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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

Prostitution--The Need of Reforming Marriage--These Two Needs Closely 

Correlated--The Dynamic Relationships Involved. 

 

 

CHAPTER VIII. 

 

THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES. 

 

The Significance of the Venereal Diseases--The History of Syphilis--The 

Problem of Its Origin--The Social Gravity of Syphilis--The Social Dangers 

of Gonorrhoea--The Modern Change in the Methods of Combating Venereal 

Diseases--Causes of the Decay of the System of Police Regulation--Necessity 

of Facing the Facts--The Innocent Victims of Venereal Diseases--Diseases 

Not Crimes--The Principle of Notification--The Scandinavian 

System--Gratuitous Treatment--Punishment For Transmitting 

Venereal Diseases--Sexual Education in Relation to Venereal 

Diseases--Lectures, Etc.--Discussion in Novels and on the Stage--The 

"Disgusting" Not the "Immoral". 

 

 

CHAPTER IX. 

 

SEXUAL MORALITY. 

 

Prostitution in Relation to Our Marriage System--Marriage and 

Morality--The Definition of the Term "Morality"--Theoretical Morality--Its 

Division Into Traditional Morality and Ideal Morality--Practical 

Morality--Practical Morality Based on Custom--The Only Subject of 

Scientific Ethics--The Reaction Between Theoretical and Practical 

Morality--Sexual Morality in the Past an Application of Economic 

Morality--The Combined Rigidity and Laxity of This Morality--The 

Growth of a Specific Sexual Morality and the Evolution of Moral 

Ideals--Manifestations of Sexual Morality--Disregard of the Forms of 

Marriage--Trial Marriage--Marriage After Conception of Child--Phenomena in 

Germany, Anglo-Saxon Countries, Russia, etc.--The Status of Woman--The 

Historical Tendency Favoring Moral Equality of Women with Men--The Theory 

of the Matriarchate--Mother-Descent--Women in Babylonia--Egypt--Rome--The 

Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries--The Historical Tendency 

Favoring Moral Inequality of Woman--The Ambiguous Influence of 

Christianity--Influence of Teutonic Custom and Feudalism--Chivalry--Woman 

in England--The Sale of Wives--The Vanishing Subjection of 

Woman--Inaptitude of the Modern Man to Domineer--The Growth of Moral 

Responsibility in Women--The Concomitant Development of Economic 

Independence--The Increase of Women Who Work--Invasion of the Modern 

Industrial Field by Women--In How Far This Is Socially Justifiable--The 

Sexual Responsibility of Women and Its Consequences--The Alleged Moral 

Inferiority of Women--The "Self-Sacrifice" of Women--Society Not 

Concerned with Sexual Relationships--Procreation the Sole Sexual Concern 

of the State--The Supreme Importance of Maternity. 

 

 

CHAPTER X. 

 

MARRIAGE. 

 

The Definition of Marriage--Marriage Among Animals--The Predominance of 

Monogamy--The Question of Group Marriage--Monogamy a Natural Fact, Not 

Based on Human Law--The Tendency to Place the Form of Marriage Above the 

Fact of Marriage--The History of Marriage--Marriage in Ancient 

Rome--Germanic Influence on Marriage--Bride-Sale--The Ring--The Influence 

of Christianity on Marriage--The Great Extent of this Influence--The 

Sacrament of Matrimony--Origin and Growth of the Sacramental 

Conception--The Church Made Marriage a Public Act--Canon Law--Its Sound 

Core--Its Development--Its Confusions and Absurdities--Peculiarities of 

English Marriage Law--Influence of the Reformation on Marriage--The 

Protestant Conception of Marriage as a Secular Contract--The Puritan 

Reform of Marriage--Milton as the Pioneer of Marriage Reform--His Views on 

Divorce--The Backward Position of England in Marriage Reform--Criticism of 

the English Divorce Law--Traditions of the Canon Law Still Persistent--The 

Question of Damages for Adultery--Collusion as a Bar to 


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