Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 30, 1972 · Page 121
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July 30, 1972

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 121

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EDITED by LLOYD SHEARER BECAUSE OF VOLUME OF MAIL RECEIVED, PARADE REGRETS IT CANNOT ANSWER QUERIES. ·EflL DMA Sex is a natural function like breathing, eating, or sleeping. Yet it remains the source of more misinformation, misunderstanding, taboo and tragedy than practically any other subject in our society. So declared sex experts William H. Masters and Virginia Johnson Masters, authors of "Human Sexual Response" and "Human Sexual Inadequacy," at the recent convention of the American Medical Association in San Francisco. An estimated 50 percent of all marriages in the U.S., they point out, are handicapped by sexual dysfunction, probably the .leading cause of marital discord and divorce. Who is responsible for this sorry state of affairs? Masters and Johnson blame the church, the state, and the medical profession for confounding and cloud-ing sex in prejudice and ignorance. Many religions, Masters and Johnson, explain, glorify abstinence and mum H. MASIHB MM vmmu JOHHSOM IMSTEK equate sex with sin. Legislators, trying to prescribe socially acceptable norms of sexuality, frequently perpetrate ignorance and taboo instead. Moreover, the medical profession, they charge, is in most cases just as ill-informed and ill-equipped to deal with sex as the general public. Masters and Johnson recommend that "professionals and public alike must approach sexual activ- Twenty-three scheduled airlines operate -early 200 daily transatlantic flights. In addition some 24 charter operators fly the same route. There is not enough business for all. Result: sharp travel agencies pressure hard-pressed airlines with unfilled seat capacities into kickbacks. For example, last year CSA, the Czech State Airline, was accused of selling economy class tickets. New York to Amsterdam, for $218, a discount of 52 per- cent on the controlled fare of $464. These discounts are not passed on to the ticket purchaser. The travel agent usually arranges for the kickback to be paid to him in cash by the airline. Generally he pockets the money. Last month of-ficials from 38 international airlines met in New York and agreed to stop the illegal rebate practice. No one seems to know the extent of the practice, although one official says, "It may go as high as $3-400 million." Last year investigators ity in the same comfortable manner they accept the resolution of their hunger symptoms. "When we move to the dinner table," they explain, "we may find ourselves ravenous, moderately hungry, or with regligible" appetite. Indeed, if hungry, »e eat. If not, we rarely attempt to force an appetite. "As with appetite for food, sexual~hunger should be resolved when present. but never forced when absent. When a partner isn't hungry at mealtime, usually the mate accepts this fact with comfort. But in sexual interaction, when a partner does not express obvious appetite in the bedroom, the immediate question is, '7/hat's wrong?' "When an aggrieved sexual partner expresses these emotions," they continue, "most men or women force themselves to undesired sexual performance to relieve the partner's frustration. It is under these circumstances of forced performance, of treating sexual interchange as anything but a natural appetite, that unrewarding sexual interaction or even sexual dysfunction frequently result. "As professionals," Masters and Johnson conclude, "we must teach husbands and wives to communicate the waxing and waning of their sexual appetites. In essence, we eat to maintain our viability and cohabit to maintain our specie?--btrth are natural functi-ons." for the International Air Transport Association filed complaints against 46 airline members for illegal discounting. In the first four months of 1972, 29 airlines, caught in the practice, were fined $1.2 million--but still the rebates continue. Too many aircraft with too few passengers flying the Atlantic. _In London the manager of the Swiss Centre Restaurant has hung signs, advising his customers to: "Eat salmon-- not beef. Help us bring the butchers to their senses." The results: meat-eating in the restaurant these past few weeks has dropped by 50 percent. The fishermen of Scotland, who provide salmon for the London eateries, are, of course, pleased; the cattlemen- and butchers depressed. As in this country, the price of beef in England has risen so sharply in the past year that many people can no longer afford to eat meat regularly.

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