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Brave New World

Aldous Huxley
Summary Key Questions and Answers
Summary Key Questions and Answers

7) What are the sexual norms of the World State?

People are expected to have sex with multiple partners for the sake of pleasure only. Readers learn how children are trained in this behavior through erotic play. Monogamous romances are discouraged because “every one belongs to every one else.” Fanny Crowne warns her friend Lenina: “[Y]ou know how strongly the D.H.C. objects to anything intense or long-drawn. Four months of Henry Foster, without having another man—why, he’d be furious if he knew . . .”