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.
Historical Sex: The Roaring Twenties – flappers, sex manuals and gay liberation
The Scandalous Sex Parties That Made Americans Hate Flappers - HISTORY
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. She cut her hair short, wore dresses that showed off her fashionably slender figure, used daring slang and dated multiple men before marriage.
The s in America marked a new decade of freedom and exploration for youths. With the conclusion of the First World War in and the addition of the nineteenth amendment to the United States Constitution in , women gained more prominent roles in both politics and society. The early twentieth century ushered in a new age of sexual expression and attempted gender balance. Secular thinking became more widespread than ever, which was reflected in the arts throughout the first half of the twentieth century. Artists and writers alike were not only expressing themselves through their works, but documenting the radical transformations taking place as well.
Flappers were a generation of young Western women in the s who wore short skirts just at the knee was short for that time period , bobbed their hair, listened to jazz , and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes in public, driving automobiles, treating sex in a casual manner , and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms. However, there was a reaction to this counter culture, mostly by older, more conservative people who belonged in different generations.