7 SEPTEMBER 1934, Page 17

[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] 5'14—More than one reader,

I suspect, will be handicapped in his appreciation of the interesting series of articles on the above subject begun in your issue of August 31st, by a small but insidious error into which the writer, Mr. Graham Lipstone, has fallen in expressing his views on the subject. All those whose approach to questions of sex (made via the researches of modern psychology) is truly biological and unbiased know that what he terms sexual irregularities are in reality the regularities of nature and that the placing of sexual pleasure under a taboo (of which the essence is unreason) is itself an anomaly. Anyone who is not convinced

of this should read the chapter entitled "The Sexual Taboo" in M. Rene Guyon's recently translated Sex Life and Sex Ethics (prefaced by Dr. Norman Haire). To such people the conquest of neurosis and the elimination of that part of the ugliness and ineffectualness of modern life (i.e., 90 per cent.) that is traceable to sex-repression and secretiveness are even more important than the alleged need to bolster up the institution of marriage.—! am, Sir, &c.,


IVest Holme Farm, Wareham, Dorset.