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Were Victorian Brits as prudish as the stereotype suggests?

Was there an increase or decrease in prudishness and rules of etiquette compared to previous era?

Any interesting titbits about the formality and manners of Victorian Britain?
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Queen Victoria herself was a sex maniac (it's why she had so many children) and very loud in bed with prince Albert. I remember reading that at least one palace had the royal bedroom soundproofed because of the fact.
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>>572905
>Were Victorian Brits as prudish as the stereotype suggests?
nope
the "heights" of prudishness were very high indeed, true
at the same time it is an era of an absolutely MASSIVE boom in pornography
shit son there is a wonderful book about this exact subject but i forgot it damn
literally deals with what you asked
maybe i will remember or find it
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>>573281
If you remember the book please post it
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Yes.
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>>572905
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30360?msg=welcome_stranger#2HCH0001

Read that
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>>572905
They used to cover table legs because they were so lewd
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>>572905
The prudishness was a reaction to the extreme lewd at the time (and vice versa).

The prudish stereotype survived while the other died out.
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>>572905
I would post some tidbits about company era brits and their stuff, but I doubt anyone is interested.
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>>572905
There was a much greater divide between the public and private spheres prior to the 1960s, most dramatically expressed in the Victorian era.

In public, people of class put on the image of perfect propriety. In private, they partook in every manner of depraved sexual act, smoked opium, injected cocaine, consorted with prostitutes, practiced homosexuality, etc.
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>>575327
>tidbits

Americans
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reminder that the more bourgeois you are in public, the more degenerate you are in private.

this is why the bourgeois has faith in the notions of private and public domains.

now, the middle class has adopted the liberal mores so that you have the same result with the poors.
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>>576027
would you be implying that the more bourgeois you are in private, the more degenerate you are in public?

I don't think it works like this
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>>576049
I definitely know, at least, the more degenerate you are in public, the more bourgeois you are in private.
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>>573281
Everyone in private is fucked up but this is about how people were expected to act in public
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>>573281
Foucault History of Sexuality?
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>>573265
sauce?
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