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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

Marriage_, Ch. XV, Sect. V). The performance of the marriage ceremony, 

however, even if it necessarily involved a clear explanation of marital 

privileges, cannot be regarded as adequate justification for an act of 

sexual intercourse performed with violence or without the wife's consent. 

 

[36] Hirschfeld, _Jahrbuch fuer Sexuelle Zwischenstufen_, 1903, p. 88. It 

may be added that a horror of coitus is not necessarily due to bad 

education, and may also occur in hereditarily degenerate women, whose 

ancestors have shown similar or allied mental peculiarities. A case of 

such "functional impotence" has been reported in a young Italian wife of 

twenty-one, who was otherwise healthy, and strongly attached to her 

husband. The marriage was annulled on the ground that "rudimentary sexual 

or emotional paranoia, which renders a wife invincibly refractory to 

sexual union, notwithstanding the integrity of the sexual organs, 

constitutes psychic functional impotence" (_Archivio di Psichiatria_, 

1906, fasc. vi, p. 806). 

 

[37] The reasonableness of this step is so obvious that it should scarcely 

need insistence. "The instruction of school-boys and school-girls is most 

adequately effected by an elderly doctor," Naecke remarks, "sometimes 

perhaps the school-doctor." "I strongly advocate," says Clouston (_The 

Hygiene of Mind_, p. 249), "that the family doctor, guided by the parent 

and the teacher, is by far the best instructor and monitor." Moll is of 

the same opinion. 

 

[38] I have further developed this argument in "Religion and the Child," 

_Nineteenth Century and After_, 1907. 

 

[39] The intimate relation of art and poetry to the sexual impulse has 

been realized in a fragmentary way by many who have not attained to any 

wide vision of auto-erotic activity in life. "Poetry is necessarily 

related to the sexual function," says Metchnikoff (_Essais Optimistes_, p. 

352), who also quotes with approval the statement of Moebius (previously 

made by Ferrero and many others) that "artistic aptitudes must probably be 

considered as secondary sexual characters." 


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