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THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.1
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.2
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.3
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.4
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.5
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.6
FOOTNOTES
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.1
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.2
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.3
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.4
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.5
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.6
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.7
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.8
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.9
MARRIAGE-10.1
MARRIAGE-10.2
MARRIAGE-10.3
MARRIAGE-10.4
MARRIAGE-10.5
MARRIAGE-10.6
MARRIAGE-10.7
MARRIAGE-10.8
MARRIAGE-10.9
MARRIAGE-10.10
MARRIAGE-10.11
MARRIAGE-10.12
FOOTNOTES
THE ART OF LOVE-11.1
THE ART OF LOVE-11.2
THE ART OF LOVE-11.3
THE ART OF LOVE-11.4
THE ART OF LOVE-11.5
THE ART OF LOVE-11.6
THE ART OF LOVE-11.7
THE ART OF LOVE-11.8
THE ART OF LOVE-11.9
THE ART OF LOVE-11.10
THE ART OF LOVE-11.11
FOOTNOTES
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.1
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.2
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.3
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.4
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.5
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.6
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.7
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.8
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.9
FOOTNOTES
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well said, lies in forever finding something new in the same person. The 

art of love is even more the art of retaining love than of arousing it. 

Otherwise it tends to degenerate towards the Shakespearian lust, 

 

"Past reason hunted, and no sooner had, 

Past reason hated," 

 

though it must be remembered that even from the most strictly natural 

point of view the transitions of passion are not normally towards 

repulsion but towards affection.[409] 

 

The young man and woman who are brought into the complete unrestraint of 

marriage after a prolonged and unnatural separation, during which desire 

and the satisfactions of desire have been artificially disconnected, are 

certainly not under the best conditions for learning the art of love. They 

are tempted by reckless and promiscuous indulgence in the intimacies of 

marriage to fling carelessly aside all the reasons that make that art 

worth learning. "There are married people," as Ellen Key remarks, "who 

might have loved each other all their lives if they had not been 

compelled, every day and all the year, to direct their habits, wills, and 

inclinations towards each other." 

 

 

 


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