"The new morality" has excited coun-tless public and private, formal and in-formal, scientific and non-scientific, sober and frankly provocative discus-sions. Those aspects related to sexual relationships and sexual behavior and the meaning of our "moral break-down" have been much discussed. The essays in this volume address themselves to a more subtle and po-tentially more meaningful question: What is the extent of deviance from traditional patterns of sexual rela-tionships, and what have been the legal and political implications of widespread transgression of legal and, for many, personal codes or mo-rality?
This volume confronts the myths and the realities of the sexual revolution in America. As such it helps explain the limits as well as the goals of a new generation in search of new standards of conduct.