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What relation do the early sexual experiences of Lolita and her classmates bear to the real experience of children in New England in 1947?

When I saw this question I immediately went to look at Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, the first study of its kind. It was published by Alfred Kinsey and colleagues in 1953, based on data ...
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The fate of children fathered by US Soldiers in the UK during WW2

Concerning part of the above question: Did (m)any of these relationships eventually become marriages? The National WWII Museum article "American Soldiers Arrive in Great Britain, January 26, 1942"...
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Why would "loose women" give you bad health?

Short answer: Gonorrhea and syphilis, neither of which was curable until around WWII (with the advent of penicillin). There were other lesser-known incurable (at the time) STDs as well. Your ...
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Which lover of a Russian Empress obtained the highest rank?

To think outside the Matryoshka dolls for a second, Stanisław August Poniatowski was allegedly a lover of Catherine between 1755-1758 (and the father of her daugher Anna), and was placed on the throne ...
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Which lover of a Russian Empress obtained the highest rank?

Count Potemkin, lover of Catherine the Great. was a Field Marshal, Privy Counsellor (both literally and figuratively) and therefore member of the highest rank on your table of ranks. He is probably ...
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Is there any evidence of heterosexual men being sexually attracted to women breasts pre-Victorian history?

"The very past" and "especially Victorian era" does not mix well, so it is unclear what era you are looking at. "The very past" would, in my interpretation, be something ...
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What relation do the early sexual experiences of Lolita and her classmates bear to the real experience of children in New England in 1947?

Lolita is a novel by a European literary author whose purpose is to convey aesthetic and critical perspectives on the process of reading and writing itself. New England, Americana, and paedophilia ...
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ِWhen did sexual life outside marriage became popular in Europe? and why?

In the late sixties. This is called "sexual revolution", and some social scientists explain it by invention of reliable and convenient contraceptives ("the Pill"). Of course, decline in religion is ...
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To prevent sex were men bound in bags or locked in beds?

Bundling was a technique of separating two people of the opposite sex by textile devices to allow intimate contact without the possibility of intercourse during courtship. It is thought to have ...
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Were there examples from Renaissance period of a relationship of erotic nature between a teacher and a student or during transmission of knowledge?

Alan Bennett was interviewed about the play The History Boys by the Telegraph. In the interview he was asked explicitly about that phrase. He replied: The phrase actually comes from George Steiner –...
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Which lover of a Russian Empress obtained the highest rank?

In addition to aforementioned Count Potemkin, Count Alexei Razumovsky was a lover (or even a morganatic spouse) of the Empress Elizaveta and also a Field Marshal (1756). In fact, Razumovsky is no ...
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The fate of children fathered by US Soldiers in the UK during WW2

The U.K. Demographic pyramid from 2011 clearly shows a baby boom in the years 1946 to 1948, so the loss of war brides to the U.S. would seem to not have significantly affected its demographics or ...
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Is there any evidence of heterosexual men being sexually attracted to women breasts pre-Victorian history?

The 1001 Nights, collated from Middle Eastern folk tales quite a while before Victorian times (first English-language edition (c. 1706–1721)), is absolutely rife with descriptions such as her breasts ...
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In the days of slavery, were heterosexual interracial pairings more common with black men and white women, or black women and white men?

DISCLAIMER: I don't have raw data to support what follows, but I base this on some literature (artistic literature, not historical sources). Considering: The fact that possessing slaves on plantation ...
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Treatment of homosexuals in Nazi Germany

I understand this should be a comment but I dont have the reputation unfortunately and I apologise about this. There is SOME evidence and I stress this in the most minimal degree possible that ...
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