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Studies in the psychology of sex, volume VI. Sex in Relation to Society


STUDIES IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX, VOLUME VI
Sex in Relation to Society
by
HAVELOCK ELLIS 1927
PREFACE.
In the previous five volumes of these _Studies_, I have
dealt mainly with
the sexual impulse in relation to its object, leaving
out of account the
external persons and the environmental influences which
yet may powerfully
affect that impulse and its gratification. We cannot
afford, however, to
pass unnoticed this relationship of the sexual impulse
to third persons
and to the community at large with all its anciently
established
traditions. We have to consider sex in relation to
society.
In so doing, it will be possible to discuss more
summarily than in
preceding volumes the manifold and important problems
that are presented
to us. In considering the more special questions of
sexual psychology we
entered a neglected field and it was necessary to expend
an analytic care
and precision which at many points had never been
expended before on these
questions. But when we reach the relationships of sex to
society we have
for the most part no such neglect to encounter. The
subject of every
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