Eugène Humbert and his partner Jeanne were advocates of free love and birth control. They spread these ideas not only in writing but in practice as well. In pre-war France this resulted in various periods of imprisonment for pornography or help with illegal abortions. On the other hand, they experienced unhindered companionship with friends and kindred spirits. On 29 October 1910 one of these friends drew in water colours on this menu full of piquant dishes: "Diner des joyeux condoms".