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Sex Psychology

Sex Psychology

Roman Catholic Books

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Landmark Catholic book on the psychology of sexuality.

The Sexual Revolution that has brought such misery tothe lives of millions actually began with the triumph ofFreudian psychology—but even then, Freud’s mostformidable opponent, Georgetown and CatholicUniversity psychologist Rudolf Allers, was composingthis enormously successful guide. Both practical andinnovative, it is the earliest handbook on Christiansexuality. Completely rejecting Freud’s over-emphasis onsex, Dr. Allers begins by answering three questions:

 

  • Just what part does sex play in the human personality?
  • What importance does it have in forming yourchildren’s or grandchildren’s character?
  • How does sex manifest itself during the stages ofcharacter development?

    Dr. Allers then proceeds to lay out a sound psychology of sex—withcrucial advice for instructing the young—wherein sex takes its placewithin a hierarchy of values crowned by moral and religious truths.Some of Dr. Allers’ useful (often arresting) advice:

     

  • Step-by-step guidelines for how and when to instruct yourchildren on sexual matters
  • What should parents do if their children don’t ask them about sex?
  • How close observation can reveal when “sex questions” areon their minds
  • Why information about sex should always be given privately
  • Why classroom sex instruction often creates antipathy in students
  • How some kids will “cue” you when they have questionsabout sex, even when they don’t ask them openly
  • The awakening of sex consciousness in puberty: how it can beharnessed to contribute to moral growth
  • How premature sexual experience creates a serious obstacleto the development of maturity and personality—with resultsthat frequently cannot be undone
  • The tremendous harm to teenagers caused by the super-stitionthat “unless sexual satisfaction is obtained, life is unhappy”
  • Right and wrong ways to instruct adolescents on themeans of of preserving their purity
  • Why modesty is the principal means of safeguarding youths
  • Two principles that together comprise the essence ofmodest conduct
  • Sex deviations in adolescence and adulthood: theircauses, and relations to other mental disturbances
  • The “unsocial attitude” at the root of all perversions
  • Bisexual tendencies in adolescence: nearly always theresult of a particular kind of uncertainty
  • How self-abuse harms the personality, rather than thebody or mind. Ways to conquer it
  • Homosexuality: causes and remedies. Why it is definitely notan unavoidable innate perversion
  • Making small sacrifices: its crucial role in teaching about sex
  • Why even habits require an inner consent—and are neveracquired in a wholly involuntary manner
  • The two fundamental principles of love without which sexualappetite cannot become love
  • Sex differences between men and women. Developmentaldifferences between boys and girls
  • How sexual behavior (and misbehavior) is a sensitiveindicator of one’s whole personality
  • Pitfalls of the “hygienic” approach: Why fear of disease doesnot alone suffice to enforce correct behavior
  • Preparation for matrimony
  • Sexual difficulties in matrimony: causes and remedies

    “Needless to say,” Dr. Allers explains, “the views and opinionsexpressed in this volume presuppose an education penetrated withCatholic spirit, thoroughly consonant with Catholic thought.”“Recommended most urgently.”

    “An authoritative volume — recommended to every culturedteacher or parent. ... His philosophy is sound, his science is that ofan expert.” — Catholic World (c. 1938)

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