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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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The German Federal Association for Proletarian Sexual Politics (German: Deutscher Reichsverband für Proletarische Sexualpolitik), often referred to by the acronym SEXPOL, was an organization founded in 1931 by Wilhelm Reich.

Reich opened six free sex-counselling clinics in Vienna, each one overseen by a physician, with three obstetricians and a lawyer on call, offering what he called Sex-Pol counselling for working-class patients. Elizabeth Danto writes that Reich offered a mixture of "psychoanalytic counseling, Marxist advice and contraceptives," and argued for a sexual permissiveness, including for young people and the unmarried, that unsettled other psychoanalysts and the political left. The clinics were immediately overcrowded by people seeking help.

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