In this book, originally published in Britain in 1971, and reissued here with a new preface, Eleanor Hamilton provides an enlightened and practical guide to the problems of sex and love for the increasing number of young men and women who wanted to enjoy a full and rich relationship before marriage, still frowned upon at the time.
Following in the footsteps of pioneers like Eustace Chesser and Alfred Kinsey, Dr Hamilton presents facts and ideas in a warm, open-minded and sympathetic way. Simply and clearly, she explains the art and techniques of lovemaking (coital and non-coital), sexual development in childhood and adolescence, birth control, personal and emotional problems, how to handle accidental pregnancy and how to understand sexual difficulties and so-called deviations.
This book is a re-issue originally published in 1969. The language used and views portrayed are a reflection of its era and no offence is meant by the Publishers to any reader by this re-publication.
New Preface for the 2023 Reissue. Foreword. Publishers’ Note. Preface. 1. How Sexuality Develops 2. Noncoital Sex 3. Premarital Intercourse – Pro and Con 4. The Art of First Intercourse 5. Birth Control 6. What Can You Do if You’re Pregnant? 7. If You Decide to Go Through a Pregnancy Unmarried 8. Sexual Problems 9. Sexual Deviations 10. What Professional Help Can You Get? 11. What of Love? Appendixes: A – Reproductive Biology. B – Bibliography C – Some Useful Addresses. Index.