"The Task of Social Hygiene" is a 1912 work by American writer Havelock Ellis. Social hygiene refers to the protection and improvement of the family as a social institution, specifically through the elimination of sexually transmitted diseases and prostitution. The idea gained popularity during the late 19th and early 20th century centres as a movement which concentrated on regulating vice and disseminating sexual education through the media and using...
Written for the general reader, this 1922 collection by the pioneering sex researcher clearly and cleanly introduces ideas from his major works, and applies them to daily life. Includes "Children and Parents," "The Meaning of Purity," "The Objects of Marriage," "Husbands and Wives," "The Love-Rights of Women," "The Play-Function of Sex," and "The Individual and the Race."