We've been trained to fear sex since grade school.

Most of us learned how to wrap a banana in a condom by the age of 8, just in case.

In 1873, the United States Congress, acting to stop the growing availability of contraceptives and information about sexuality, passed what was known as the Comstock Law.

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I have an inalienable, constitutional and natural right to love whom I may, to love as long or as short a period as I can; to change that love every day if I please, and with that right neither you nor any law you can frame have any right to interfere." —Victoria Woodhull Many thinkers in the 19th century looked at the reality of marriage and especially its effects on women, and concluded that marriage was not much different from slavery or prostitution.

Marriage meant, for women in the early half of the century and only somewhat less in the later half, an economic enslavement: until 1848 in America, and about that time or later in other countries, married women had few rights to property.

Man has conquered whole nations, but all his armies could not conquer love.

Man has chained and fettered the spirit, but he has been utterly helpless before love.

The name "free love" has been given to a variety of movements in history, with different meanings.

In the 1960s and 1970s free love came to imply a sexually active lifestyle with many casual sex partners and little or no commitment.Women had few rights to custody of their children if they divorced a husband, and divorce was difficult in any case.Many passages in the New Testament could be read as antagonistic to marriage or sexual activity, and church history, notably in Augustine, has usually been antagonistic to sex outside of sanctioned marriage, with notable exceptions, including some Popes who fathered children.As one writer in sick of you talking about free love.You don't think we want to have healthy, enjoyable, more casual sex lives? For us, one wrong move, one bad night, or one random condom with a pinprick and we die....Thus love has the magic power to make of a beggar a king.