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As for the married woman, there is no reason whatsoever why she should
seek to withhold from her husband the knowledge that she is possessed of
normal, natural, healthy sexual feeling. In fact, the withholding of
such information, and the concealment and deception arising therefrom,
has often done much to bring marital inharmony between husband and wife.
If there is any deception to be practiced in the marital association of
husband and wife, it should rather be in the opposite direction, i. e.,
in the direction of pretending the emotional feeling when it exists only
partially or is absent. The last matter, however, is one for the
exercise of the judgment and conviction of each individual woman; but
the first mentioned admonition is one which should be observed, as it is
based on honesty, truth, and good judgment as well.
ALCOHOL AND SEXUALITY. It needs no extended argument to convince the
average person that an individual will do things when under the
influence of drink that he or she would not do when perfectly sober. It
is an old saying that "When the wine is in, the wits are out." But there
is a deeper connection and relation between alcoholic drink and sexual
indiscretions than is usually realized by the average person. Besides
the commonly known weakening of will-power and self-control arising from
the influence of strong drink, there are certain influences concerning
the sexual nature and arising from the presence of alcohol in the
system, which are not known to most persons. So true is this that the
writer has thought it well to utter a few words of warning to his women
readers concerning these things.
In the first place, there is an exhilarating effect arising from certain
kinds of liquor, wines, and other forms of alcoholic drinks, which
manifests directly in an excitement of the sexual centers and organism.
In many cases a strong sexual excitement, absent at other times, is
aroused, and the person is carried away with the force of passion
unknown under other circumstances. Added to this the weakened will-power
arising from too much drink, and we have an explanation of many cases of
"mistakes" of women. It would appear that women are even more
susceptible than are men to unusual sexual excitement arising from
alcoholic drinks; and that, therefore, they should be especially
cautious in the indulgence in such drinks, particularly when in the
company of strange men, or men careless in regard to sexual morality and
respect for women in their company.
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