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Married Love: A New Contribution to the Solution of Sex Difficulties | by Marie Stopes



In this little book Dr. Marie Stopes deals with subjects which are generally regarded as too sacred for an entirely frank treatment. Some earnest and delicate minds may feel apprehensive that such frankness in details is "dangerous", because the effect on prurient minds might be to give them food for their morbid fancies. It is just such a fear which has been largely responsible for the silence and mystery which have for so long been wrapped round the sacred rites of mating.

TitleMarried Love: A New Contribution to the Solution of Sex Difficulties
AuthorMarie Carmichael Stopes
PublisherA. C. Fifield
Year1919
Copyright1919, Marie Carmichael Stopes
AmazonMarried Love: A New Contribution to the Solution of Sex Difficulties

Married Love. A New Contribution To The Solution Of Sex Difficulties

By Marie Carmichael Stopes

Doctor of Science, London; Doctor of Philosophy, Munich; Fellow of University College, London; Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and the Linnean Society, London

With a Preface by 'Dr. Jessie Murray And Letters From Professor E. H. Stjrling, F.R.S., And Father Stanislaus St. John, Sj.

London: A. C. Fifield 13, Clifford's Inn, E.C.4

1919

Dedicated To Young Husbands And All Those Who Are Betrothed In Love

-Preface
By Miss Jessie Murray, M.B., B.S IN this little book Dr. Marie Stopes deals with subjects which are generally regarded as too sacred for an entirely frank treatment. Some earnest and delicate minds...
-Letter From Professor E. H. Starling, M.D., B.S., F.R.S., Processor of Physiology, University of London
University College, Gower Street, London, W.C., November 23, 1917. Dear Dr. Stopes,-The need of such guidance as you give is very evident. After all, instinct in man is all insufficient to determin...
-Author's Preface
MORE than, ever to-day are happy homes needed. It is my hope that this book may serve the State by adding to their numbers. Its object is to increase the joys of marriage, and to show how much sorrow ...
-Letter From Father Stanislaus St. John, F.C., S.J.
114, Mount Street, London, W. i, December 11, 1917. Dear Dr. Stopes, I have read Married Love with deep interest. As a piece of thoughtful, scientific writing I find it admirable througho...
-Reply To Father St. John, S.J
Leatherhead, December 12, 1917. Dear Father St. John,-Your letter wins my heart entirely by its appreciation and kindness. It is a great help and encouragement to find that we are so far in essenti...
-Chapter I. The Heart's Desire
She Gave Him Comprehension Of The Meaning Of Love : A Word In Many Modths, Not Often Explained. With Her, Wound In His Idea Of Her, He Perceived It To Signify A New Start In Our Existence, A Finer Sho...
-Chapter II. The Broken Joy
What shall be done to quiet the heart-cry of the world i How answer the dumb appeal for help we so often divine below eyes that laugh?--JE. in The Hero in Man. DREAMING of happiness, feeling tha...
-Chapter III. Woman's "Contrariness"
Oh! for that Being whom I can conceive to be in the world, though I shall not live to prove it. One to whom I might have recourse in all my Humours and Dispositions: in all my Distempers of Mind, visi...
-Woman's "Contrariness". Part 2
Many men will not be so considerate as to follow this advice, which represents a high standard of This pronouncement of an exceptionally advanced and broad-minded thinker serves to show how little ...
-Woman's "Contrariness". Part 3
Often the man is also the victim of the purblind social customs which make sex-knowledge taboo. It has become a tradition of our social Hfp that the ignorance of woman about her own body and that o...
-Chapter IV. The Fundamental Pulse
I he judgments of men concerning women are very rarely matters of cold scientific observation, but are coloured both by their own sexual emotions and by their own moral attitude toward the sexual impu...
-The Fundamental Pulse. Part 2
Woman is so sensitive and responsive an instrument, and so liable in our modern civilised world to be influenced by innumerable sets of stimuli, that it is perhaps scarcely surprising that the deep, u...
-The Fundamental Pulse. Part 3
Curve showing the Periodicity of Recurrence of natural desire in healthy causes make slight irregularities in the position, size and duration of th but the general rhythmic sequence is apparent. ...
-Chapter V. Mutual Adjustment
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour.--St. Paul. IN the average man of our race desire knows no season beyond the slight slackening of the winter months and the heightening of spring. Some men h...
-Mutual Adjustment. Part 2
It is therefore the greatest mistake to imagine that the semen is something to be got rid of frequently all the vital energy and the precious chemical substances which go to its composition can be bet...
-Mutual Adjustment. Part 3
The supreme law for husbands is : Remember that each act of union must be tenderly wooed for and won, and that no union should ever take place unless the woman also desires it and is made physically r...
-Mutual Adjustment. Part 4
It seems incredible that to-day educated men should be found who--apparently on theological grounds-- refuse to countenance any other position. Yet one wife told me that she was crushed and nearly suf...
-Chapter VI. Sleep
He giveth His Beloved Sleep. THE healing magic of sleep is known to all. Sleeplessness is a punishment for so many different violations of nature's laws, that it is perhaps one of the most prevalen...
-Sleep. Continued
These thoughts are so depressing even to the tenderest and most loving woman, and so bitter to one who has other causes of complaint, that in their turn they act on the whole system and increase the d...
-Chapter VII. Modesty And Romance
A person can therefore no more promise to love or not to love than he can promise to live long. What he can promise is to take good care of his life and of his love.--Ellen Key. ARTISTS clearly, an...
-Chapter VIII. Abstinence
How intoxicating indeed, how penetrating--like a most precious wine--is that love which is the sexual transformed by the magic of the will into the emotional and spiritual! And what a loss on the mere...
-Chapter IX. Children
I am for you, and you are for me, Not only for your own sake, but for others' sakes, Envelop'd in you sleep greater heroes and bards, They refuse to awake at the touch of any man but me. Walt Whitman....
-Children. Part 2
The child, conceived in rapture and hope, should be given every material chance which the wisdom and love of the parents can devise. And the first and most vital condition of its health is that the mo...
-Children. Part 3
With an ardent man, wholly devoted to his wife and long deprived of her, the time will come when it will be sufficient for him to be near her and caress her for relief to take place without any physic...
-Children. Part 4
The converse is even more difficult, where the wife is really barren and the husband capable of having children with another woman. Then the attainment of children by the man is impossible without the...
-Chapter X. Society
Love Is Fed Not By What It Takes, But By What It Gives, And That Excellent Dual Love Of Man And Wife Must Be Fed Also By The Love They Give To Others.--Edward Carpknter. MAN, even the commonplace m...
-Society. Part 2
As marriage is at present such tenderness and such stimulating appreciation is much more likely to come from the woman to the man and his work than from the man to the woman. For too long have men bee...
-Society. Part 3
While modern marriage is tending to give ever more and more freedom to each of the partners, there is at the same time a unity of work and interest growing up which brings them together on a higher pl...
-Society. Part 4
No They are not polygamists, the finest young men of the present and of the future. Most men today are not m their heart of hearts polygamists, in spite of all the outward signs to the contrary; in sp...
-Chapter XI. The Glorious Unfolding
Let knowledge grow from more to more, but more of reverence in us dwell. Tennyson. WE are surrounded in this world by processes and transmutations so amazing that were they not taking place arou...
-The Glorious Unfolding. Part 2
In all life activities, house-building, huntino- or any other, where intellectual and oral tradition comes in, as it does with the human race, instinct tends to die out. Thus the human mother is f...
-The Glorious Unfolding. Part 3
A woman who is bearing a child by the man she deeply loves, has an intense longing that he should share, so far as is possible, in influencing that child while it is coming, and that he should be as n...
-The Glorious Unfolding. Part 4
Another slight obstacle to conception on the part of a woman which is not infrequent is the position of the mouth of the womb and the relation of the vaginal canal, which may be such that the spermati...
-Book Reviews
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