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Quick Sex in the 1800's

Updated on July 19, 2011

It was always for the men when things got intimate, just drop the pants and underwear. For the Victorian 1800's woman, preparing for the intimacy took time. The amount of clothing that respectable women wore in the 1800's truly is amazing by today's standards. Getting dress could take an hour and would require help. A couple that was out on a date and becoming intimate often found it frustrating due to the amount of clothes many women wore. A guy could never simply unlatch the bra hooks with a single hand, in fact, getting to raw skin took time.

Respectable women wore pounds of clothing, mostly undergarments, such as, chemise, drawers, petticoat, corset covers and combinations, in that order. These protected the expensive corset, dress and outer clothing. Women also wore structural underwear, such as corsets, bustles, crinolines and bust-improvers, all to create the womanly figure that men like. Closest to the skin were the chemise and drawers or pant legs that did not have crotch sewn in. The petticoat followed, not just one, most women wore at least two or three. The wire crinoline was just a frame for the dress to sit on that spread out many feet in diameter.The corset was the tight fitting structure that made the hourglass shape of the women for that time. They were made of bone or wood material. The bust was primed and the waist flattened and was laced in the back. It required two people. Then, over that was a corset cover.

If you are a reader of romantic novels set in the Victorian age of the 1800's, as writers have recently found out in a live demonstration, getting dressed or undressed for a quicky during this time simply did not happen as we tend to think it did. Women wore a ton of clothes. It was the fashion. Unlike in some movies, where a corset was ripped off in passion exposing skin, in real life, women never wore a corset on bare skin. also, ripping off the corset was simply impossible because of the lacing in the back, one has to take time and undo it because there are so many to do.

Few quickies took place with a fully dressed woman in 1800's, it was a much slower process. Slow is better. Nice and slow.

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    • Byonder5 profile image

      Hillary Burton 

      11 months ago from UK

      Interesting but you may have overplayed the constriction. Posh ladies could enjoy a quickie. They had tricks / if you YouTube how a Victorian lady went to the toilet in full satin frock and 3 petticoats you'll get the idea. .

    • By His Way profile image

      By His Way 

      6 years ago from TEXAS: That's right - in all caps.

      Nice to know. lol

    • Gypsy Willow profile image

      Gypsy Willow 

      6 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      He He! Who would of thought it? I always thought that the crotch less early underwear meant quicker intercourse!

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      7 years ago

      Poor women had less clothing, thus, quicker sex

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      ruffridyer 

      7 years ago from Dayton, ohio

      Your hub talks about wealthy women, what about poor women and prostitutes?

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      7 years ago

      I have no clue, but I was shocked about the amount of clothes.

    • Paradise7 profile image

      Paradise7 

      7 years ago from Upstate New York

      I liked this hub. I went to a museum tour once where the tour guide showed everyone this wooden construction that looked like a small birdcage. He said, "Does anyone know what this is?"

      I would have guessed (to myself) an old-fashioned frame that goes in a hatbox.

      One EXTREMELY OLD lady said, "I know. It's a bustle".

      And she was right. I was thinking to myself, "How in the world did those ladies SIT DOWN? They had to sit on a FREAKIN' BIRDCAGE every day? Who came up with THAT idea?"

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      7 years ago

      Ditto for me.

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      Julianna 

      7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      I knew they wore many undergarments, but I did not realize they wore so many. I am so glad that I am a woman of this age, life was just to complicated then. Interesting read and thanks for sharing some history too! :)

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