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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

contrectation, constitute most frequently the first and sole 

manifestation of the sexual impulse in childhood. 

 

It is often stated that it is easier for children to preserve 

their sexual innocence in the country than in the town, and that 

only in cities is sexuality rampant and conspicuous. This is by 

no means true, and in some respects it is the reverse of the 

truth. Certainly, hard work, a natural and simple life, and a 

lack of alert intelligence often combine to keep the rural lad 

chaste in thought and act until the period of adolescence is 

completed. Ammon, for instance, states, though without giving 

definite evidence, that this is common among the Baden 

conscripts. Certainly, also, all the multiple sensory excitements 

of urban life tend to arouse the nervous and cerebral 

excitability of the young at a comparatively early age in the 

sexual as in other fields, and promote premature desires and 

curiosities. But, on the other hand, urban life offers the young 

no gratification for their desires and curiosities. The publicity 

of a city, the universal surveillance, the studied decorum of a 

population conscious that it is continually exposed to the gaze 

of strangers, combine to spread a veil over the esoteric side of 

life, which, even when at last it fails to conceal from the young 

the urban stimuli of that life, effectually conceals, for the 

most part, the gratifications of those stimuli. In the country, 

however, these restraints do not exist in any corresponding 

degree; animals render the elemental facts of sexual life clear 

to all; there is less need or regard for decorum; speech is 

plainer; supervision is impossible, and the amplest opportunities 

for sexual intimacy are at hand. If the city may perhaps be said 

to favor unchastity of thought in the young, the country may 

certainly be said to favor unchastity of act. 

 


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