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Chas. D. Dixon, M. D.
THE MARRIAGE RELATION.
There is a long chapter on "conjugal relations," which
is certainly sufficiently explicit for the average girl whose
father is warned against the evil, nay terrible, results which
are entailed by calling in a physician when she is ill. I will
only repeat one fragment. "The evil effects of the unsound-
ness of the sexual nature are so various and far reaching
that even Viavi advocates, who have made so close a study
of them, doubtless fall far short of estimating them at their
full value and to their whole extent. Thus, we may find
conjugal infelicity between two persons seemingly perfectly
healthy, the woman particularly being apparently perfectly
sound in her sexual nature (sic). Yet she very likely in-
herited from her mother, through the latters efforts to
avoid maternity, a dislike for children and a refusal to bear
them, thus incurring her husband's ill feeling; or she may
have inherited a dislike for her husband's attentions."
A wife may have so strong an affection for her husband
that even though she is lacking in desire, she takes a cer-
tain pleasure in giving him pleasure; but it is clear that
this is a different thing from sexual pleasure, and that
unless a woman enjoys this sort of pleasure she is not only
losing what nature intended she should have, but is violat-
ing a natural law of her being, and must suffer the penalty
in one way or the other." Of course, we find later on in this
same paragraph, that "the effect of the Viavi system of
treatment in all such cases is remarkable in every way,
rejuvenates the whole nature of a woman, makes her perfect
in all the atributes of wifehood."
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Dixon, Chas. D. (Charles D.). The Menace, an Exposition of Quackery Nostrum Exploitation and Reminiscences of a Country Doctor, book, 1914; San Antonio, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143569/m1/83/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.