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Sex and Culture

Nature volume 135, pages 205206 (09 February 1935) | Download Citation



THE principal thesis of this highly elaborate investigation is that there is a causal relationship between sexual opportunity and cultural condition. Sexual opportunity is measured by the kind and amount of regulation that societies employ for controlling or checking the sex impulses before and after marriage. Cultural condition is used in a very narrow sense to stand for the manner in which a people conceives of the power or powers in the universe, as judged by the outwardly observable steps that are taken to maintain right relations with it or them.

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