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The Bedroom Philosophers - Fifth Dialogue, Part Two Summary & Analysis

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Fifth Dialogue, Part Two Summary and Analysis

Following her first foray into anal sex, Eugenie declares that she no longer believes such a thing as a crime exists. Dolmance concurs with her, stating that anything that has a purpose cannot be a crime. This connection of usefulness to permissibility will be expounded in great detail in the pamphlet soon to be read by Chevalier.

Dolmance, at this point, argues that the true crime of humanity is the false sense of brotherhood that causes people to make ridiculous choices. He demolishes these forms of fidelity, one at a time. Firstly, he decries the institution of marriage on libertarian grounds. In his mind, marriage is merely a form of bondage for those involved, denying them pleasures they rightly should pursue. The only useful union of two people, he believes, is that momentary union of coitus. The bond of...

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