We have come a long way since 1960 when the censor’s dead hand was lifted off the D. H. Lawrence novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover. I am not surprised that distinguished English author first considered calling his literary book Tenderness. The lovemaking between Lady Chatterley and her gamekeeper lover Oliver Mellors was sensitively portrayed. The language used was typically rustic without intending to shock.
Human congress is an expression of confidence in the future. Lovemaking symbolises the sun bursting at dawn, life eternal and the resurrection. Natural coition is the worship of nature; the elixir of life and the spiritual proof of perpetuity. The censors were right to lift the ban.
The dropping of the prohibition was a golden opportunity in literature to treat lovemaking as the most pure and noble of human experiences. Instead the floodgates opened to reduce this most precious of gifts, that of procreation, to the depths of degeneracy.
Pornography has turned…
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