Sixties free sexuality

But there is no question that we are still living with the “free love” fallout.Everything from the rise of Viagra to “Girls Gone Wild” and feminist porn, to the sex education debate and the Christian fundamentalist backlash, bears the mark of that bohemian sexual revolution.Playboy’s first issue had arrived 14 years earlier in December of 1953.The birth control pill became widely available in 1960.

When former speaker of the House of Representatives Tom De Lay stated in 2003 that, “For the last 40 years, the anti-Christian left in America has waged a sustained attack against ...

That’s like saying a hurricane is a strong wind.” Clinic doctors would regularly visit local communes to track sexual partners of infected people.

“Well, Bill had sex with John, and John had sex with Cindy,” explains Smith.

It didn’t take long for many women to realize that the sexual freedoms associated with the hippie era didn't necessarily change their role in mainstream America — they just wore different costumes.

As black activist Stokely Carmichael famously put it, “The only position for women in the movement is prone.” He may have been talking about the civil rights struggle, but many of the scruffy Summer of Love scenesters viewed women in a similar way.

Rates of syphilis and gonorrhea were so bad during World War I that the government had to mount a nationwide campaign against them or face a shortage of soldiers.

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Sixties free sexuality