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The History of Sex
History of SexIn the 20thCenturyFilm Review
The take away…Early 1900s the moving picture introduced the kiss.Later on the automobile would provide a ‘place for sex.’Anthony Comstock – introduced the Comstock Act 1870s – illegal to send any obscene materials through the mail.Margaret Sanger a nurse in New York City was an advocate for women’s reproductive rights and became an activist for contraceptives; she was arrested in 1914 and fled to Europe – returned to the U.S. in 1916 and continued her work.
Continued1917 WWI – instituted the first national sex education campaign which focused on abstinence.During WWI 7 million man hours were lost due to VD – social diseases.The war ended in 1919 and ushered in what became known as the roaring ‘20s’ a sexually liberating era.
continuedWomen were now able to voteThe bicycle led to shorter skirts/dresses and it also created anxiety/panic about women’s sexual urges.