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E. ”94 The medical vocabulary of contagion and infection is everywhere. In Schützt unsere Kinder vor den Sexualverbrechern! (1931), E. Dederding calls for castration for child rapists. Liberal German sexologists, who were writing mainly on the question of sex education, curiously neglected the topic of homosexuality. Hirschfeld left it out of his work for young readers, Sexualerziehung (1930). The education system became a subject of debate as proponents of a homosexual pedagogy, copied on the Greek model, vied with advocates of traditional education.

Not the slightest allusion. I don’t think that was apparent to me at the time; I was only eighteen, twenty years old. At that age, I probably didn’t realize the significance. I was satisfied just to be it [homosexual]. 35 People didn’t know much about homosexuality, in any case. 36 32. 34. 33. 1. 34. Gerald, in Between the Acts. Lives of Homosexual Men, 1885-1967, edited by K. Porter and J. 6. 23, and Sam, p. 99. 35. Quentin Crisp, The Naked Civil-Servant [1968], London, Fontana, 1986, 217 pages, p.

Personal hygiene and the regular practice of sports are emphasized. Such counsels are interspliced with moral or religious precepts, intended to engrave in the child’s mind the link between purity of body and purity of mind. ”61 Moreover, they generally devote a chapter to the description of the sexual functions; sometimes these explanations were very detailed, full of technical terms and thus very confusing for young and uninformed children. H. Shoosmith, The Torch of Life, First Steps in Sex-Knowledge (1935) and That Youth May Know (1935), are good examples.

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