In regard to sex morality

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In regard to  sex morality ,   it is observed that a wide variety of customs and laws are recognized by  different societies. Some of the rules and regulations are included in the laws of the land, but others  are enforced only by the power of public opinion. The important point, so far as Hume's argument is  concerned, is the fact that whatever the regulations concerning sex behavior may be, the only basis  for their existence is that they have been regarded as necessary for the welfare of the society as a  whole. It is true that some of the rules remain in force long after their immediate usefulness for a  particular class of persons has been accomplished. It is also true that the moral standards which  have been established are not always the same for both sexes. Nevertheless, it can be said that all of the laws and customs having to do with sex relationships had 
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