Quick Sex in the 1800's
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.