Child Love, the original title of this charming book, bears evidence of the appeal men in all ages and all times have felt for the young and unfledged girl as a sex object. Contrary to popular opinion, all men who desire (either consciously or unconsciously) sex with young girls are not 'dirty old men.' Many times they are found among the most respected members of society, and fortunately, most men who feel impelled in this direction are able to control their feelings and channel them in more societally approved directions.
In this book, though, there is a mood entirely different from what one would expect. It is a collection of letters written by Phyllis to her girl friend Marie, and these letters contain descriptions of a variety of practices between young girls, between young boys and young girls, between mature women and girls, and between men and girls. Throughout there is repetition of the thought that girls should not fuck when too young – and except for the images surrounding such thoughts, Mrs. Grundy would accompany us all the way.
But when the author suggests that the age for a girl to begin her coital experiences is fourteen or fifteen, Mrs. Grundy would depart in haste – even in the light of much evidence to the contrary wherein it is shown that many girls have sufficiently matured physically at this point in their lives to engage in coitus without harm. I hasten to add here that I am not suggesting or promulgating the idea that such sexual experiences are good or desirable – there is too much more at stake for an individual than to be concerned with physical maturity and nothing else. But in may ways Phyllis has the right idea – implied throughout this book is the concept of the imminent fitness of sex between mature partners where both agree on the act to be performed and no permanent harm or injury comes to either party. In spite of its obvious erotic theme, this book points an essential moral – if I may use so antiquated a word – in that Phyllis, describing her own defloration, reports at length her physical condition. She has obviously fucked before she was ready, and as a result she has hemorrhaged badly. She thus points out the particular fitness of the advice she has been giving all along – that girls should not fuck before they are ready. Fortunately, Phyllis recovered, married the lover who took her cherry, and, we presume, lived happily ever after – just as they do in fairy stories. But whether this be true or not, Child Love is charmingly written, more than ably executed, and should be a part of the rapidly growing literature of sex that has too long been underground. Dale Koby, A.B., M.A. Atlanta, Georgia December, 1967 Phyllis Norroy Child Love
As every authoress should, in writing a book, have some definite object before her, as it be instruction, or amusement, or that you will, I think it is but right, and in accordance with my own ideas, that these private letters to my greatest friend should not be published without a preface, introduction, or moral, if I am permitted to use the latter word. But I care little to say beyond this: namely, that the seduction of very little girls, be they ever so pretty, ever so loving and ever so reciprocal to their lover's desires in an enormity and species of physical barbarism. Pretty little girls are often but too ready to excite passions in others, which lead to the gratification of their own, but it is a cruel return to exhaust by acts of violence the physical health of those who are so willing to resort to every pleasure-giving action, and whose virginity alone gives extra force and enjoyment to those with whom they shared their love. Not being a writer on moral Ethics I have naught to say against the indulgence men's strongest passions with little maidens, who have by their pretty childish forms and graceful movements aroused their desires; but regardless of everything else, it is for physical reasons wrong and in itself destructive of the intense pleasure which men so much desire to resort to the act of seduction till about a year after their little victim has first suffered from the illness peculiar to her sex. But after that time the pretty child will, if as a virgin she has felt the pleasures of love, be able to receive and enjoy a closer intercourse, giving out the essence of her charms to meet and combine with those of her lover. I know such to be the case, for my passions being aroused, I consented to my own seduction at the age of twelve years, and this, instead of adding to only destroyed the pleasure I had being had in the secret practices of childhood. Being the eldest I have warned and protected my little sisters from submitting as I did, but alas, years roll on, and the youngest will soon claim her freedom, while the one next in age to myself, a pretty dark eyed maid of nearly sixteen, may perhaps this very night (should he come to her) give up her virgin pleasures for a stronger love. Phyllis Norroy. My pretty little Jane It would only give you pain If I fucked your little “Fanny” when so young, So lie down on your bed And I'll “bugger” you instead And I think you'll find the process rather fun.