A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 8, 1973

THERE are 102 million men in the U.S. and 106.8 million women, and for a great many of them the most important thing in life is each other — how they live together, or apart, and how they treat one another in the family, in the bedroom, on the job, in society. It is the oldest topic in the world and in some respects the newest.

The President and others rail against permissiveness, and yet the courts increasingly permit all varieties of sexual behavior and expression. The falling birth rate and the proliferating variety of...

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