Sex: Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English (version 2)


Read by Phil Chenevert

(3.1 stars; 19 reviews)

Henry Stanton was appalled at the shocking lack of information given to young people about sex and reproduction in his time. He felt this was a crime that needed to be fixed and so he wrote this book explaining sex for young and old. Ignorance of basic reproductive processes he felt led to experimentation that then led to sin, crime and prostitution. While this book is definitely not written in what I would call Plain English, contains some very questionable 'facts' about masturbation and menstruation and might seem very moralistic and dogmatic to our current society, he does hold out high ideas for all in affairs of self respect, love and marriage. If nothing else, this is a delightful peek into the thoughts of almost all people our very recent country's past(Summary by the reader, Phil Chenevert ) (1 hr 45 min)

Chapters

SEX 13:15 Read by Phil Chenevert
THE TRANSITION FROM CELL TO HUMAN BEING 14:20 Read by Phil Chenevert
SEX IN MALE CHILDHOOD 10:14 Read by Phil Chenevert
SEX IN FEMALE CHILDHOOD 7:19 Read by Phil Chenevert
SEX IN THE ADOLESCENT MALE (FROM PUBERTY TO MATURITY) 9:16 Read by Phil Chenevert
SEX IN THE ADOLESCENT FEMALE (FROM PUBERTY TO MATURITY) 14:04 Read by Phil Chenevert
SEX IN THE MARRIAGE RELATION THE HUSBAND 3:58 Read by Phil Chenevert
SEX IN THE MARRIAGE RELATION THE WIFE 14:42 Read by Phil Chenevert
SEX DISEASES 7:33 Read by Phil Chenevert
LOVE AND SEX 10:50 Read by Phil Chenevert

Reviews

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(0.5 stars)

gosh. good to keep sex for marriage. I, among others still believe that even in our twenties. but what?! this had nothing to do with reason nor morals. what was that! you cannot marry if you have a disease- heritary or transmitable- but it is just fine to marry someone who shares blood like a cousin!? gods. i was hoping to write a positive review to counter the others given a different belief basis i live with at my core. but i cannot. rubbish. sufficed to say, didnt allow myself to suffer this for long. but that stuff about cant marry if in poverty. that is a line of thinking that is still about. judging the value and worth of a person by such as a bank account isnt promoting love. a marriage secured for benefit like a business can hardly be anywhere near compatible with the words 'love' and 'morality'. that is another notion some still believe now like then also. but again. thats not love.

Just...no

(0.5 stars)

I'll be honest, I didn't make it too far into this book. All I will say is that I was hoping for an informative, sex-positive book that is educational and does not try to sex shame anyone. Then it got to a point where it explained that human sexuality is a good thing when done in matrimony (I'm paraphrasing.) I stopped listening after that. But no, this is not where our society is at anymore, and I'm disappointed in the biases behind this book. Being a sexual being is a good thing as long as you are confident in yourself, you're completely comfortable with what you're doing, you're not pushing anyone else into anything they're not comfortable with, and you're being responsible.

unbelievable

(0.5 stars)

masturbation is apparently "self-abuse", and will lead to all sorts or immorality. This book actually encourages parents to suddenly fling back the covers of a young girls bed just to check if she's touching herself. THAT sounds like abuse to me. This author is a sick, confused, blind fool. This book never should have been written.

confused

(2 stars)

portions were educational, but I was disappointed that it was religiously based. decreased my likelihood to use it as a reference while educating youth. wished it was unbiased, but everyone has their opinion.

This would not be your first choice.

(2 stars)