2. THE SEX ORGANS
Males and females are said to have reached sexual maturity when they are able to have children of their own. Since the two sexes play different roles in the creation of new life, the male and female bodies show several obvious differences. An understanding of these differences (as well as the similarities) can help men and women to make each other happy as lovers and to recognize their specific responsibilities as potential parents. It seems useful therefore to consider the sexual anatomy and physiology of males and females in two separate chapters. The following pages provide a discussion of those aspects of the male body that are relevant to sexual activity and procreation.