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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

education that the teaching of Nietzsche is so invaluable. 

 

The initiation of boys among the natives of Torres Straits has 

been elaborately described by A.C. Haddon (_Reports 

Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits_, vol. v, Chs. VII 

and XII). It lasts a month, involves much severe training and 

power of endurance, and includes admirable moral instruction. 

Haddon remarks that it formed "a very good discipline," and adds, 

"it is not easy to conceive of a more effectual means for a rapid 

training." 

 

Among the aborigines of Victoria, Australia, the initiatory 

ceremonies, as described by R.H. Mathews ("Some Initiation 

Ceremonies," _Zeitschrift fuer Ethnologie_, 1905, Heft 6), last 

for seven months, and constitute an admirable discipline. The 

boys are taken away by the elders of the tribe, subjected to many 

trials of patience and endurance of pain and discomfort, 

sometimes involving even the swallowing of urine and excrement, 

brought into contact with strange tribes, taught the laws and 

folk-lore, and at the end meetings are held at which betrothals 

are arranged. 

 

Among the northern tribes of Central Australia the initiation 

ceremonies involve circumcision and urethral subincision, as well 

as hard manual labor and hardships. The initiation of girls into 

womanhood is accompanied by cutting open of the vagina. These 

ceremonies have been described by Spencer and Gillen (_Northern 

Tribes of Central Australia_, Ch. XI). Among various peoples in 

British East Africa (including the Masai) pubertal initiation is 

a great ceremonial event extending over a period of many months, 

and it includes circumcision in boys, and in girls 

clitoridectomy, as well as, among some tribes, removal of the 

nymphae. A girl who winces or cries out during the operation is 

disgraced among the women and expelled from the settlement. When 

the ceremony has been satisfactorily completed the boy or girl is 

marriageable (C. Marsh Beadnell, "Circumcision and Clitoridectomy 

as Practiced by the Natives of British East Africa," _British 

Medical Journal_, April 29, 1905). 

 

Initiation among the African Bawenda, as described by a 

missionary, is in three stages: (1) A stage of instruction and 

discipline during which the traditions and sacred things of the 

tribe are revealed, the art of warfare taught, self-restraint and 

endurance borne; then the youths are counted as full-grown. (2) 

In the next stage the art of dancing is practiced, by each sex 

separately, during the day. (3) In the final stage, which is that 

of complete sexual initiation, the two sexes dance together by 

night; the scene, in the opinion of the good missionary, "does 

not bear description;" the initiated are now complete adults, 

with all the privileges and responsibilities of adults (Rev. E. 

Gottschling, "The Bawenda," _Journal Anthropological 

Institution_, July to Dec., 1905, p. 372. Cf., an interesting 

account of the Bawenda Tondo schools by another missionary, 

Wessmann, _The Bawenda_, pp. 60 et seq.). 

 

The initiation of girls in Azimba Land, Central Africa, has been 

fully and interestingly described by H. Crawford Angus ("The 

Chensamwali' or Initiation Ceremony of Girls," _Zeitschrift fuer 

Ethnologie_, 1898, Heft 6). At the first sign of menstruation the 

girl is taken by her mother out of the village to a grass hut 

prepared for her where only the women are allowed to visit her. 

At the end of menstruation she is taken to a secluded spot and 


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