For such a buttoned-down people, apparently the British love that sex. This Saturday a series of archives will be debated (how does one debate archives?). A few juicy nuggets…
The historical documents, to be given a public outing by the Center for Archive Studies at Liverpool University, include Britain’s first ever sex survey, conducted 57 years ago but deemed too shocking for publication at the time.
Despite the taboos of the time, the 1949 sex survey, originally meant for national newspapers but never published due to its content, found one in five men had homosexual experiences and a quarter admitted to having sex with prostitutes. One in five women confessed to extra-marital affairs.
Hopefully we’ll have some coverage from the debate (insert “-bate” joke here).
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