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Sex – Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English

Sex – Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English by Henry Stanton
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Henry Stanton’s 1922 book Sex – Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English is intended as a frank (although consevative and moralistic) guide to human sexual behaviour and relationships. It is partly a self-help book, partly an attempt to relay the scientific knowledge of the day in relation to sex and reproduction in a way suitable for popular consumption.

(Summary by Carl Manchester)


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 3 reviews)

Reviewer: - June 11, 2014
May be dated, but has some pretty good ideas and approaches, even if the facts are sometimes incorrect. Interestingly, the author mentions a theory that seems like an early ruminations on epigenetics.
Reviewer: - May 7, 2014
The previous reviewer is dead on. The medical beliefs of the time would be laughed at today. This was really interesting.
Reviewer: - June 1, 2013
Very funny to read how perceptions on sex and other *taboo* topics have remained the same or changed. Very quick read and good for some laughs. Some ideas should remain to this day.


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