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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

possibility of marriage within a reasonable time, no one should 

dare to say that he is committing a sin if, with mutual 

understanding, he enters into sexual relations with a woman 

friend, or forms temporary sexual relationships, provided, that 

is, that he takes the honorable precaution of begetting no 

children, unless his partner is entirely willing to become a 

mother, and he is prepared to accept all the responsibilities of 

fatherhood." In an article of later date ("Die Einwirkung der 

Sexuellen Abstinenz auf die Gesundheit," _Sexual-Probleme_, July, 

1908) Nystroem vigorously sums up his views. He includes among the 

results of sexual abstinence orchitis, frequent involuntary 

seminal emissions, impotence, neurasthenia, depression, and a 

great variety of nervous disturbances of vaguer character, 

involving diminished power of work, limited enjoyment of life, 

sleeplessness, nervousness, and pre-occupation with sexual 

desires and imaginations. More especially there is heightened 

sexual irritability with erections, or even seminal emissions on 

the slightest occasion, as on gazing at an attractive woman or in 

social intercourse with her, or in the presence of works of art 

representing naked figures. Nystroem has had the opportunity of 

investigating and recording ninety cases of persons who have 

presented these and similar symptoms as the result, he believes, 

of sexual abstinence. He has published some of these cases 

(_Zeitschrift fuer Sexualwissenschaft_, Oct., 1908), but it may be 

added that Rohleder ("Die Abstinentia Sexualis," ib., Nov., 1908) 

has criticized these cases, and doubts whether any of them are 

conclusive. Rohleder believes that the bad results of sexual 

abstinence are never permanent, and also that no anatomically 

pathological states (such as orchitis) can be thereby produced. 

But he considers, nevertheless, that even incomplete and 

temporary sexual abstinence may produce fairly serious results, 

and especially neurasthenic disturbances of various kinds, such 

as nervous irritability, anxiety, depression, disinclination for 

work; also diurnal emissions, premature ejaculations, and even a 

state approaching satyriasis; and in women hysteria, 

hystero-epilepsy, and nymphomaniacal manifestations; all these 

symptoms may, however, he believes, be cured when the abstinence 

ceases. 

 

 

 


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