The Press: Unsexing Sex

Suppose adolescents were expected by the world to regard the mechanism and the mysteries of sex exactly as they regard the mechanism and the mysteries of a radio set? Suppose little Johnny, who is allowed to revel in Popular Mechanics and the Radio Digest, should have thrust into his hands a magazine which explained his sex impulses with the commonplaceness of a mechanic expounding the ignition of a Ford? Would the result be completely good? Can the little boy who is a "radio bug"± be assumed to grow up quite naturally into...

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