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The assertion of a correlation between one's sex life and health is no surprise ["Sex, Health, and Happiness," September 15-22].

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The assertion of a correlation between one's sex life and health is no surprise ["Sex, Health, and Happiness," September 15-22]. The correlation should be stronger for those in a longtime, loving relationship. Furnishing Viagra is for pleasure and not health, despite what is said by those who profit from distributing the pill and those receiving the pleasure from it.

Andrew F. Bennett Jr. Cleveland , Tenn.

The sexual revolution came at a time when many did not want to be responsible for their actions. People have rebelled not only against the rules that protected adults but also those that protect children. Childhood sexual abuse affects the sexual health of the adult. We can say we accept new ideas and new lifestyles, but many times problems stem from fractured and unhealed psychological issues from childhood. I would like to see better sexual health, more examples of healthy relationships, and more work done on improving marriage and the protection of children.

Susan Drake La Jolla , Calif.

Your timely cover report provided a true public service by showing our nation that there is help available for all to develop healthy sexual lives. Thank you for highlighting so clearly and effectively this critical facet of human life and health.

Stephen Conley, Ph.D . Executive Director/COO American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists Ashland, Va.