Excerpt from Sex Knowledge for Men: Including a Program for Sex Education of the Boy
As alluded to in the preface, the literature on sex subjects that a young man is likely to read may be divided into two classes. One is the kind gotten out by the advertising Charlatans, proprie tors Of museums for men only and other quack doctors. This literature is utterly vile. It is full of lies, exaggerations and ridiculous absurdi ties and misstatements. The authors being irresponsible quacks and ignoramuses of no standing whatever, they do not care anything about what they say, or how ridiculous their state ments may be. Their only Object is to make money, and they work upon the fears Of their prospective victims. Having sufficiently fright ened them, they can ﬂeece them to their last dol lar. It would not be worth while to discuss or even to mention that muck literature, but for the fact that being spread broadcast, it exerts a ruinous eﬂect on thousands and thousands of boys and young men. For all I know, you may be one of the victims Of that quack literature.
The literature Of the second class is of a higher character. Its Object is not to make money by at tracting patients; its purpose is to keep the young men good and pure. Some people, you know, believe that the end justifies the means. To one authors of this class of literature the Object of keeping our boys and young men good and pure seems SO important, that they feel justi fied in indulging in certain exaggerations and even in downright misstatements. Of course in many cases these exaggerations and misstatements are not made with deliberation; they are due to their authors ignorance.
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