The Hygiene of Sex; The Development and Exercise of the Sex Function, Together with a Study of the Effect of Certain Natural and Humnan Laws

The Hygiene of Sex; The Development and Exercise of the Sex Function, Together with a Study of the Effect of Certain Natural and Humnan Laws

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...stimulation of the racial appetite, as well as in the maintenance of prostitution and the spread of social disease, for it depresses the higher controlling centers of the brain and inhibits the will power while it stimulates the emotions. Indeed, alcohol has been called one of the three great plagues of the world, for while the higher functions of the brain are submerged, the individual becomes a mere pawn upon the board of circumstance, and may be pushed in any direction. Curiosity, alcohol, and evil companions form a triad which has initiated many a sexual debauch. These agencies, rather than the promptings of sex, have been responsible for many social tragedies. The difference which exists at present in the morality of men and women is due to environment, to the repression and self-restraint imposed upon woman, and to the fact that she has been compelled to suffer all the punishment for an act in which the participation was equal. Social enactments of his own making have placed no bar upon man's transgression of the moral law. Continence has been insisted upon for one sex under pain of the severest punishment, even death itself, while incontinence was regarded as a necessity for the other. Yet it was the identical impulse acting in each individual, and existing in each for exactly the same purpose. Woman, so long regarded by man as inferior to himself both in body and in mind, is yet, illogically enough, always expected to be mistress of herself, and to hold in absolute subjection and complete control those appetites which so frequently conquer and enslave the "stronger sex." Yet it is now an established fact that although the sexual appetite of man may be more quickly and directly aroused, when the same desire finally...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236747879
  • 9781236747877