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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

alcohol." 

 

[101] Fere, _L'Instinct Sexuel_, second edition, p. 332. 

 

[102] Rural life, as we have seen when discussing its relation to sexual 

precocity, _is_ on one side the reverse of a safeguard against sexual 

influences. But, on the other hand, in so far as it involves hard work and 

simple living under conditions that are not nervously stimulating, it is 

favorable to a considerably delayed sexual activity in youth and to a 

relative continence. Ammon, in the course of his anthropological 

investigations of Baden conscripts, found that sexual intercourse was rare 

in the country before twenty, and even sexual emissions during sleep rare 

before nineteen or twenty. It is said, also, he repeats, that no one has a 

right to run after girls who does not yet carry a gun, and the elder lads 

sometimes brutally ill-treat any younger boy found going about with a 

girl. No doubt this is often preliminary to much license later. 

 

[103] The numerical preponderance which celibate women teachers have now 

gained in the American school system has caused much misgiving among many 

sagacious observers, and is said to be unsatisfactory in its results on 

the pupils of both sexes. A distinguished authority, Professor McKeen 

Cattell ("The School and the Family," _Popular Science Monthly_, Jan., 

1909), referring to this preponderance of "devitalized and unsexed 

spinsters," goes so far as to say that "the ultimate result of letting the 

celibate female be the usual teacher has been such as to make it a 

question whether it would not be an advantage to the country if the whole 

school plant could be scrapped." 

 

[104] Corre (_Les Criminels_, p. 351) mentions that of thirteen priests 

convicted of crime, six were guilty of sexual attempts on children, and of 

eighty-three convicted lay teachers, forty-eight had committed similar 

offenses. This was at a time when lay teachers were in practice almost 

compelled to live a celibate life; altered conditions have greatly 

diminished this class of offense among them. Without going so far as 

crime, many moral and religious men, clergymen and others, who have led 

severely abstinent lives in youth, sometimes experience in middle age or 

later the eruption of almost uncontrollable sexual impulses, normal or 

abnormal. In women such manifestations are apt to take the form of 

obsessional thoughts of sexual character, as e.g., the case 

(_Comptes-Rendus Congres International de Medecine_, Moscow, 1897, vol. 

iv, p. 27) of a chaste woman who was compelled to think about and look at 

the sexual organs of men. 

 

[105] J.A. Godfrey, _The Science of Sex_, p. 138. 

 

[106] See, e.g., Havelock Ellis, "St. Francis and Others," _Affirmations_. 


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