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November 2, 1940

Sex Adjustments of Young Men

JAMA. 1940;115(18):1574. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810440066038

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The book is the result of twelve years of counseling work with boys and young men. He describes in detail with adequate documentation commonly found forms of sex adjustment among young men, commonly held misconceptions concerning sex and certain histories of actual case histories of difficulties of adjustment among young men. This material is well worth study by psychiatrists working with college students or adolescents. Disappointment with the chapter dealing with desirable sex adjustments will be felt by all psychiatrists engaged in therapy. Among thirteen precepts to be followed are Do not be disturbed by manifestations of sex, Do not toy with sex or put yourself in the way of stimulation, Plan how you will meet difficult situations before they arise and Adopt an attitude that is direct, objective, free from lewdness and obscenity. Perhaps it is too much to hope that a college professor should have a realistic attitude

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