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July 8, 1933

A Critique of Sublimation in Males: A Study of Forty Superior Single Men.

JAMA. 1933;101(2):163. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740270067037

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This thesis is an attempt to find out the extent to which superior men sublimate their physical desires, and in that way to contribute further to knowledge of masculine sexuality. The men selected were between the ages of 20 and 40. The questionnaire method was used in obtaining information, and checked by various other methods five years later. The book concerns particularly the attitude toward masturbation, relationships to women and the general psychology of sex. The book does not find any solution for the problem of sex in the young adult male. There are both advantages and disadvantages for any form of adjustment. The author is inclined to believe that early marriage is the best way, but there seem to be plenty of disadvantages associated with that. It is evidently the best way from the sexual point of view but neglects other important factors. The author is inclined to recommend

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