Dangerous sexual postures and reduced body cleaning: bizarre intimate advice for Victorian women

In addition to drunken sex, several postures were regarded as inadvisable in the Victorian era, according to a recently published book of historian Therese Oneil.

Making love standing up or with knees drawn up were contraindicated for Victorian women living in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. One of the contemporary experts of the issue claimed that no women could desire such an intimacy as it could not provide enjoyment, and another believed that a fragile creature could even get a fatal injury during those actions.

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