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August 14, 1937

Das Geschlechtsleben: Seine Bedeutung für Individuum und Gemeinschaft

JAMA. 1937;109(7):531. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780330059039

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Csallner considers the sexual function as a natural and ordained part of human existence, the proper exercise of which makes for the welfare of the individual and the best interests of human society. It is only because of prudery and false sentiment that the sex relationship has been surrounded with mystery and shame. The binding marriage is the natural way of satisfying the full sex life. So-called free love is strongly condemned not only because of its effects on the individuals concerned but because it is inimical to the regulations of human society and to the race. The tragic position of the unmarried mother and of the fatherless child is stressed; also the illusion of the double moral standard for man and woman. The finest racial characteristics, the author points out, are encouraged and flourish under a state of settled, regulated marriage. The foregoing views are set forward in fifteen

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