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Havelock Ellis
 
Date of birth: 02 February 1859
Date of death: 08 July 1939
Country Of Origin: England
Profession:

Doctor

Biography:
    Henry Havelock Ellis (February 2, 1859 - July 8, 1939), known as Havelock Ellis, was a Britain doctor, sexual psychologist and social reformer. Ellis, son of Edward Peppin Ellis and Susannah Mary Wheatley, was born at Croydon, then a small town south of London. His father was a sea captain, his mother, the daughter of a sea captain, and many other relatives lived on or near the sea. At seven years of age his father took him on one of his voyages, during which h .... (More...)
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A great promise for the future of domestic life is held out by the growing adoption of birth-control, by which the wife and mother is relieved from that burden of unduly frequent and unwanted maternity which in the past so often crushed her vitality and destroyed her freshness.

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A human being's erotic aptitudes can only be developed where the right atmosphere for them exists, and where the attitudes of both persons concerned are in harmonious sympathy.

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As thus understood, the play-function of sex is at once in an inseparable way both physical and psychic.

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At the present day the crude theory of the sexual impulse held on one side, and the ignorant rejection of theory altogether on the other side, are beginning to be seen as both alike unjustified.

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Birth-control is effecting, and promising to effect, many functions in our social life.

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But the marriage question to-day is much less the wife-problem than the husband-problem.

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But when we have regard to the actual facts of life, we can no longer place virtue in a vacuum.

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Education, whatever else it should or should not be, must be an inoculation against the poisons of life and an adequate equipment in knowledge and skill for meeting the chances of life.

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Failing to find in women exactly the same kind of sexual emotions, as they find in themselves, men have concluded that there are none there at all.

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Few people realise - few indeed have the knowledge or the opportunity to realise - how much women thus lose, alike in the means to fulfill their own lives and in the power to help others.

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For every fresh stage in our lives we need a fresh education, and there is no stage for which so little educational preparation is made as that which follows the reproductive period.

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In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists.

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In the first place we are justified in believing that in the future home men will no longer be so helpless, so domestically parasitic, as in the past.

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It is becoming clear that the old platitudes can no longer be maintained, and that if we wish to improve our morals we must first improve our knowledge.

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It is more passion and ever more that we need if we are to undo the work of Hate, if we are to add to the gaiety and splendour of life, to the sum of human achievement, to the aspiration of human ecstasy.

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