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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 111 pages of information about Sane Sex Life and Sane Sex Living.

The ovaries are two in number, and are situated on each side of, and above the womb, in the region of the upper groins.  They are small, fan shaped glands, and are connected with the uterus by small ducts which are known as the fallopian tubes.

As already stated, the exterior parts of the body, in which the female sex organs are located, are covered with hair for their adornment and protection.

Such in brief, are the male and female sex organs in human beings.  A further description of them and their functions and proper use we are now ready to consider.

V

THE FUNCTION OF THE SEX ORGANS

It hardly need be stated here, for it is a matter of common knowledge, that the primary purpose of sex in the human family is the reproduction of the race.  In this respect, considered merely on its material, or animal side, mankind differs little from all other forms of animate life.  As Whitman says, we see “everywhere sex, everywhere the urge of procreation.”  The flowers are possessed of this quality, and with them all vegetable forms.  In the animal kingdom the same is true.  Always “male and female” is everything created.

And the chief facts in reproduction are practically the same wherever the phenomena occur.  Here, as everywhere else in the world, when a new life-form appears, it is always the result of the union of two forces, elements, germs or whatsoever.  These two elements differ in nature and in function, and each is incomplete and worthless by itself.  It is only by the combining of the two that any new result is obtained.  It is this fact that has led to the most suggestive and beautiful phrase “The duality of all unity in nature.”

Many centuries ago an old Latin philosopher wrote the now celebrated phrase, Omne ex ovo, which, translated, means everything is from an egg.  This is practically true of all life-forms.  Their beginning is always from an ovum, or egg.  In this respect, the reproduction of human beings is the same as that of any other life-form.

Now in this process of producing a new life-form, the female is always the source of the egg, out of which the new creation is to come.  This egg, however, is infertile of itself, and must be given life to, by mingling with its germ, an element which only the male can produce and supply.  This element is technically known as a sperm, or a spermatozoa.  Its function is to fertilize the dormant germ in the egg produced by the female, and thus to start a new and independent life-form.  This life-form, thus started, grows according to the laws of its becoming more and more, until, at the expiration of a fixed period, which varies greatly in different animals, it becomes a complete young individual, of the nature and kind of its parents.  The fertilization of the ovum in the female is called conception; its growing state is called gestation, and its birth, on becoming a separate being, is called parturition.  In its growing condition, and before its birth, the new young life form is known as the foetus.

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