DAVID ROSEN—Over the last half-century, the nation’s sexual culture has profoundly changed. The once sexually forbidden became acceptable, the new normal. Pleasure came to be accepted as – if not more — important than procreation as the reason for engaging in sex. The widespread use of contraceptives, the right to an abortion, the right to engage in consensual sodomy has legitimized a commercial sex industry with $50 billion in annual revenues. The current social struggle over the redefinition of gender and sexuality is the latest effort to achieve a fuller conception of self-identity.
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