ITALY: Gymnastic Love

Searching for an epithet with which to lash Italian husbands and wives who indulge in birth control, Benito Mussolini in his family newsorgan. Il Popolo d'Italia coined the scathing descriptive phrase "mere gymnastic love."

"Esthetically a childless woman loses all floridity," added the Dictator. "The skin loses all its color, the tired look in the eye; marks the lack of internal light Contrarily with the women who are entirely women! you see them radiant, full of that beauty which reflects a love that satisfies.


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