The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Pivot of Civilization by Margaret Sanger:|
thus had its origin. To the foregoing contentions, it might be
objected, you are encouraging passion. My reply would be, passion is
a worthy possession--most men, who are any good, are capable of
passion. You all enjoy ardent and passionate love in art and
literature. Why not give it a place in real life? Why some people
look askance at passion is because they are confusing it with
sensuality. Sex love without passion is a poor, lifeless thing.
Sensuality, on the other hand, is on a level with gluttony--a physical
excess--detached from sentiment, chivalry, or tenderness. It is just
as important to give sex love its place as to avoid its over-emphasis.
Its real and effective restraints are those imposed by a loving and