husband, please and surprise him in other ways, do and request whatfeels good, discuss sexual reactions, and otherwise let it all hangout. Probably much of this qualifies as a show of freedom; sometimes itis exciting hot-talk designed to fan the fires of fantasy. In any case,there are indications aplenty that sharp relaxations in the mores,whether displayed in the short story and motion picture or advocated inthe advice column, do not really "play in Peoria."¡Both of these trends--the show of freedom and the quiet, powerful pullback--are even more apparent in views on homosexuality. In recentyears, there have been strong movements to change sex laws or to removetheir jurisdiction over anything done between consenting adults in private. No doubt these changes, already enacted by a number of statesand countries, including Illinois and England, are a portent of thefuture. And yet, it is precisely in such "liberalized" regions that one begins to get a glimpse of just how thoroughly entrenched classicalmores are. England, in practice, is at least as rigorous in itsattitudes as it was before. Anyone involved in homosexuality there had better watch his step, and Chicago is more surveillant of him than ithas been in over a century. These secondary results of liberallegislation are not to be thought of as offshoots of some temporary backlash. There is every indication they are not so temporary. Lawsagainst homosexuality were removed from the books in Switzerland andother European countries nearly forty years ago--a change that took thematter out of the courts, but in the name of "taste and decorum"enforcement standards were actually tightened.¡ None of the usual ways of interpreting these situations will quitesuffice. It is not correct to say that major legal changes along withthe loosening and tightening of various social attitudes add up to "nochange." Nor is the uneven progress of liberalization at all wellaccounted for by the ever-popular notion that the world is run by twofactions: a group of peoplewho are liberal, wise, and up-to-date but whose reforms are slowed by aseparate group of very un-liberated die-hard conservatives. The truth isthat almost nobody is very "liberated." Any observer capable of seeingan inch below the surface will find a quite intact layer of "originalvalues" in the thinking and basic attitudes of even the most urbane,sophisticated individuals. A person may enjoy acting in variant wayssexually and otherwise--and whether he does or not, he may be utterly permissive in his attitude toward someone else's doing so. But of course, this permissiveness implies the granting of a permit which, inturn, salutes the rules to which it is an exception.