The Sexual Question - The Original Classic Edition

9781743449639: The Sexual Question - The Original Classic Edition

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The cells of these organs, called sexual glands, have the power of reproducing themselves so that they reconstruct the whole individual (the type of the species) from which they arose, in an almost identical form, by conjugation (sometimes also, for a certain time, by parthenogenesis under certain fixed conditions as soon as they leave its body. Contents:

Ethnology and history of the sexual life of man and of marriage Origin of marriage Antiquity of matrimonial institutions Criticism of the doctrine of promiscuity Marriage and celibacy Sexual advances and demands of marriage Methods of attraction Liberty of choice Sexual selection Law of resemblance Hybrids Prohibition of consanguineous marriages Role of sentiment and calculation in sexual selection Marriage by purchase Decadence of marriage by purchase Dowry Nuptial ceremonies Forms of marriage Duration of marriage History of extra-nuptial sexual intercourse

Love and other irradiations of the sexual appetite in the human mind Psychic irradiations of love in man: Procreative instinct, jealousy, sexual braggardism, pornographic spirit, sexual hypocrisy, prudery and modesty, old bachelors Psychic irradiations of love in woman: Old maids, passiveness and desire, abandon and exaltation, desire for domination, petticoat government, desire of maternity and maternal love, routine and infatuation, jealousy, dissimulation, coquetry, prudery and modesty Fetichism and anti-fetichism Psychological relations of love to religion

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