The Sex Complex; A Study of the Relationships of the Internal Secretions to the Female Characteristics and Functions in Health and Disease

The Sex Complex; A Study of the Relationships of the Internal Secretions to the Female Characteristics and Functions in Health and Disease

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...many would say--the lowest, who enjoy sexual intercourse, and who are, perhaps, somewhat promiscuous in their desires; yet their maternal instincts are strong. On the other hand, there are many women with strong maternal instincts who are cold in their sexual relations; and others in whom sexual and maternal desire can only be aroused by the one man of their choice. The first type represents the natural woman untouched by civilization, whose instincts are under no restraint. The second represents the type of woman of whom we have already spoken--her whose maternal instincts are sufficient without the lure of sexual gratification. The third type is the ideal woman in the present stage of our evolution; she alone fulfils all the requirements and fits in with all the restrictions of advanced civilization. The woman who delights in sexual pleasures, but has no maternal instincts, is not strictly speaking normal, although she may be as much a product of civilization as is the female who abhors the idea of both sexual Types of intercourse and maternity. M""'n' Let us look a little more closely at these types and endeavour to find out, if we can, why such differences exist. It is important to do so in order that we may understand the pathological conditions to be discussed later. The whole character of the individual in regard to her Reproductive sexual and reproductive instincts is dependent on two dependent on factors--the psychological, which we have already ndbio8ical discussed, and the biochemical. Both these factors are chemical correlated, and are largely dependent on the original distribution of the sex-characteristics. The larger the proportion of femininity in a woman, and the less the proportion of masculinity, the greater...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236541170
  • 9781236541178