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Andrew Roberts new biography Napoleon the Great contains the following relevant passage: It is a well-known historical phenomenon for a sexually permissive period to follow one of prolonged bloodletting: the ‘Roaring Twenties’ after the Great War and the licentiousness of Ancient Roman society after the Civil Wars are but two examples. Although ...


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On example of this phenomenon, is this song, written in 1941, as America was "approaching" war. It was actually written from the woman's point of view, for her man to give her "something to remember you by, when you are far away from me," and was an "invitation." Prior to that, American women of the so-called World War II (and previous) generations had ...


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The main "modern" method of birth control is the "pill." That was a formulation that did not exist much before 1960. Other methods were known and practiced well before "modern" times. These included biological methods such as the "rhythm" method (avoid sex during likely periods of ovulation) or coitus interruptus (interrupt the act before the sperm goes ...



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