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October 19, 1940

Sex In Marriage

JAMA. 1940;115(16):1398. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810420084040

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This book by Professor and Mrs. Groves is more or less in the nature of an extension of their series of books on family relationships, of which Wholesome Marriage and Wholesome Parenthood are previous volumes. This book deals with sex problems in marriage, taking up first the relationship of sex and happiness in marriage. This is followed by a discussion of the effect of one's background and premarital experience on one's attitude toward sex in marriage. In mentioning premarital experience the authors intend a broad reference to sex knowledge, observation and attitude rather than to actual sexual intercourse before marriage, although this naturally is included. The sex equipment, with special emphasis on the broader biologic and psychologic aspects, is described. Chapters are devoted to the beginnings of marriage, the "love art" of the husband and wife and some common sex problems of marriage. Throughout, the approach is broadly biologic and

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