Psychology of Sex

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Read Books, Nov 1, 2008 - Psychology - 344 pages
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Originally published in London 1933. A concise introduction to sexual psychology primarily intended for medical readers and students but also aimed at a wider audience with its expert guidance and advice on numerous sexual topics. Contents Include: Biology of sex Sexual impulse in youth Sexual deviation Erotic symbolisms Homosexuality Marriage The art of love. etc. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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The son of a British ship's captain, Havelock Ellis spent much of his childhood in the Pacific. He became a teacher in New South Wales, then studied medicine in London, eventually devoting himself to research and writing in England. Ellis's works fall under many heads: science, art, travel, poetry, and essays. He has achieved distinction in many different fields. His most important work was Studies in the Psychology of Sex (1898), which, when first published in England, was the subject of legal battles as to its "obscenity." However, the book helped to change public attitudes toward sex and greatly contributed to the study of sexual problems. Ellis interpreted his data from a biological rather than a clinical viewpoint. Sigmund Freud, who drew from his material, regarded Ellis's conclusions as "happy anticipations of our own deductions." Ellis's most popular philosophical work is The Dance of Life (1923), a survey of modern civilization giving the author's own outlook on life. Many of his earlier books are out of print.

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