More than any other era, the Swinging Sixties brings to mind a particular image — technicolor clothes, flower power, mini skirts and groovy coffee bars. The decade is widely remembered for liberal attitudes to sex and society. Originally marketed as an aid to regulating menstruation, Enovid was the first commercially available contraceptive pill.
By Hannah FurnessArts Correspondent. LSD trips included. The museum's latest show will invite visitors to wear high-tech headsets to provide the soundtrack to the late 60s, with psychedelic video screens and light shows to make them feel they are in the moment or even tripping out.
The s was a decade which saw many significant shifts in attitudes towards sex, popular culture and religion. Between the end of the Second World War andtraditional family values, and the idea of the pious woman, returned to the forefront of the British consciousness. However, Hugh McLeod has presented an alternative discourse regarding the s, where he argues that depictions of sexuality in the media began to develop in the s, following the emergence of the sexualised image of Elvis Presley.
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Image via Flickr user Quinn Dombrowski. In the sex educational film Trial For MarriageJohn Taylor arrives in London, and falls in, as his cousin Henry puts it, with a "fast crowd", including absinthe-swilling bohemian beauty Hermione "she seems to think studying art is an excuse for anything," sniffs Henry. After contracting gonorrhoea, John, who's engaged to a terribly nice girl, finds himself in a dream sequence, under trial in The Court Of Public Opinion.
Previously unseen images have laid bare the lives of sex workers in the city in a University of Birmingham research project. The study will continue investigations into a photographic archive thanks to funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The research is focused on the lives of sex workers in the Balsall Heath area in the s.
This readable and accessible book has secured an impact beyond the academic world, becoming the Guardian book of the week in March and drawing positive reviews in both the academic and non-academic press. Sex Before the Sexual Revolution uses oral history to explore sex and love among married couples in the two generations before the oral contraceptive pill became available in Britain. It democratises the discourse about sexual behaviour, challenging previous accounts which have rested too much on the writings of contemporary experts who claimed that they brought sexual liberation to a sexually repressed population.
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Michael Reiss looks at sex education, and how it has changed from the second world war to the modern day. Please be aware that the information provided on this page may be out of date, or otherwise inaccurate due to the passage of time. For more detail, see our Archive and Deletion Policy.