Sex Facts and Attitudes

Sex Facts and Attitudes

A Sound Discussion of the Physical and Emotional Aspects of Sex Addressed to All Adults Who Have Any Responsibility for the Sex Education of Children or Youth

1st Edition - January 1, 1958

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  • Authors: Marion O. Lerrigo, Helen Southard
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483221403

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Sex Facts and Attitudes is a five-chapter text that discusses the physical and emotional aspects of sex addressed to all adults who have any responsibility for the sex education of children or youth. Chapter 1 describes the interrelationship between sex education, attitude, love, and experience. Chapter 2 surveys the capacity or ""assets"" of adults to relate sex education to young ones. This chapter focuses on the influence of adult's emotion and experiences in giving sex advice. Chapter 3 discusses some basic facts about human reproduction, conception, pregnancy, and birth, while Chapter 4 describes the stages of physical growth and sexual development. Chapter 5 emphasizes the significance of open family communication in learning about sex. This book is of great value to experts and non-experts in the field of sex education.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. What is the Nature of Sex Education?

    Attitudes are Catching

    Love is Basic

    Sex Education Comes through Many Experiences

    Sex Education for the Times We Live in

    Chapter 2. Your Assets in Sex Education

    Learning from Your Own Experiences

    Knowing Why You Feel as You Do about Sex

    Getting along with the Younger Generation

    Observing How Individuals Grow and Develop

    Setting an Example

    Knowing the Basic Facts about Sex

    Talking about Sex

    Brushing up on What You Know

    Chapter 3. Information, Please!

    The Human Plan for Reproduction

    The Female Reproductive System

    The Male Reproductive System

    Conception, Prenatal Development, and Birth

    Chapter 4. Toward Sexual Maturity

    There are Stages of Sexual Development

    But Individuals Differ

    Sexual Development is Part of the Whole

    Part 1: Infancy and Early Childhood

    Part 2: Children from 9 to 12 Years

    Part 3: The Years from 12 to 15

    Part 4: Older Youth, from 16 to 21

    Part 5: When Special Help is Needed

    Chapter 5. Some Ways of Learning about Sex

    Keeping Lines of Communication Open

    Learning through the Experiences of Daily Life

    New Baby in the Home or Neighborhood

    Observing Other People, Bathing, Toileting

    Taking Care of Pets

    When Children Use "Those Words" about Sex

    Marriage of an Older Brother or Sister

    Observing a Pregnant Woman

    Discovery of Personal Equipment

    Finding Sex Objects in the Child's Possession

    Scrawls and Scribbles in the Toilet

    News Stories, Magazine Articles, Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures

    Learning to Dance

    Clothes That "Tease"

    The Visit to the Family Physician

    When Children Ask about Birth Control

    A Cooperative Task

Product details

  • No. of pages: 78
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1958
  • Published: January 1, 1958
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483221403

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Marion O. Lerrigo

Helen Southard

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