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June 1932

Sex in Marriage.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;27(6):1511-1512. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02230180240020

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"Sex in Marriage" is a book that is well written and well considered; it represents, obviously, a wide and intimate experience concerning the successful as well as the unsuccessful connubial life, and gives a sensible conception of marriage and what leads up to it. It steers clear of the exalted vocabulary that makes a cult largely of sex stimulation and of an obligatory sex perfectionism and ars amatoria. On the other hand, it pays much attention to frequently neglected misunderstandings. Yet it seems regrettable that in these days it still should be impracticable to offer in one book the good sense and the good practice also on matters that remain under legal tabu. The burning question after all is that of conception, and of the sex urge with and without procreative urge. To the reviewer's knowledge, the balancing of sex urge and safety and the preoccupations connected with contraceptive matters