It was 4 a. Reeking of highballs and still in her evening gown, she cabbed back down to the New Yorker offices on West 45th. There, reporters were still mashing their typewriters since the day before. She stumbled toward her office but stopped short.
1920s Sex: Lust & Sexuality in the Roaring Twenties
The Scandalous Sex Parties That Made Americans Hate Flappers - HISTORY
This article contains sexually explicit content intended for and adult audience. It's officially the twenties. It's been a hundred years since the s, often referred to as the Roaring Twenties: a period of liberation, gratification, and female empowerment. The s was a big time of social upheaval in the world. This era, exemplified in America and Europe at least by a hedonistic upper-class lifestyle and depicted in The Great Gatsby, gave way to a sexual revolution. It wasn't quite on the scale of the s women's or gay liberation movements, and it was soon hampered by an economic depression and later, World War II. Still, there was much the world gained from this wonderful period of sexual exploration.
Historical Sex: The Roaring Twenties – flappers, sex manuals and gay liberation
Everything changed in the Roaring Twenties. Everyone, it seemed, was talking about sex. It was on people's minds, the young peoples' and the older generation's. On college campuses the upper-classmen advised the Freshman and Sophomores to "moderate" the amount of "petting" they did.
Couples drank, mingled, and eventually started kissing, moving from partner to partner. What had started as a wild bohemian party was now something more intimate. Eve Blue , a college undergraduate, was there for the fun. That December night, she kissed six men, caressing and touching them but never going all the way. She drank alcohol, smoked cigarettes, and dabbled in bohemianism.