The Functions and Disorders of the Reproductive Organs

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byWilliam Acton

not yet rated|write a review
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888. Excerpt: ... But gladly welcome what He doth afford, Not grudging that thy lust hath bounds and stays; Continence has its charms--weigh both, and so If rottenness have more, let heaven go." In the case of young men, however, the rules above laid down apply,with nearly equal force to early marriages. Lycurgus forbade any man to marry under the age of thirty--a state of celibacy probably well adapted to the times. As to early marriages I can only say that marriage, even for a young man, is better than fornication. But the true remedy, it cannot be too often repeated, for sexual distress in youth is a training to continence, not indulgence, even lawful. Those are in error who think that early marriages are advisable on the theory that there is no alternative. After a pretty wide experience I should lay it down as a rule that marriage for the very young is not only not in any sense necessary, but is an evil, both from a medical and a social point of view. No medical man, I hold, should ever recommend the hardly-worked metropolitan population to marry early. Marriage is not the panacea of all earthly woes, or the sole correction of all earthly vices. It often interferes with work and success in life, and its only result is that the poor man (poor in a pecuniary point of view) never reaches the bodily health or social happiness he might otherwise have reasonably expected. Under the age of twenty-five, I have no scruple in enjoining perfect continence. The sighing lackadaisical boy should be bidden to work, righteously and purely, and win his wife, before he can hope to taste any of the happiness or benefits of married life. THIRD DIVISION IMPOTENCE Impotence is the term commonly applied to a state of inability to consummate marriage, and to all those morbid conditions in ma...

Pricing and Purchase Info

$29.95

Out of stock online

From the Publisher

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888. Excerpt: ... But gladly welcome what He doth afford, Not grudging that thy lust hath bounds and stays; Continence has its charms--weigh bot...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217083684

ISBN - 13:9780217083683

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Functions and Disorders of the Reproductive Organs

Reviews