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Formal Instruction in Matters of Sex


by Charles Henderson 1909

Having already considered what needs to be done in relation to personal hygiene and general training, we now approach the delicate problem raised by a theoretical interest, never entirely free from a prurient element caused by specific appetite in youths and adults. Ignorance is not the only cause of excess, abuse, and vice; for natural appetite, especially when perverted, is a force even in spite of knowledge, and many a man gratifies his impulses although he knows well all the evil consequences. Yet ignorance is one important factor, and knowledge, if rightly imparted, is a help to the nobler life.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 8, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 10 Number 7, 1909, p. 17-58
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21115, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 5:51:37 AM

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