Describes the varying attitudes of 19th century groups--Mormons, Shakers, Oneidans, Spiritualists, anarchists, and others--toward marriage and sex. The year 1871 saw the end of 'serious and widespread discussion of sexual alternatives in nineteenth-century America.' Some 'sex radicals' nevertheless continued the discussion. Thus, they raised questions of government censorship and individual self-ownership.' Numerous publications appeared, such as LUCIFER THE LIGHT BEARER, which was edited and published 1883-1907 by Moses Harman (1830-1920). Their advocacy of free love and their use of blunt language resulted in suppression in Comstockian American.