Hey, we’ll have to act a lot drunker if you want to do that!

September 26, 2006

This is an interesting exercise in logic. Archives dealing with historical attitudes toward sex in Britain are finally being unveiled this week. Among the contents are Britain’s first ever sex survey, conducted 57 years ago but deemed too shocking for publication at the time.

But back to what I was saying about logic.  The archives reveal a little trick that Brits used in order to get away with sexual behavior in public.  How did they do it? They ”tended to pretend they were drunk or playing a joke.”  

So, wait a minute.  Being smashed in public is generally frowned upon, and sex in public was not accepted, but when you mix the two together, all is forgiven?  I guess it worked for them…  archive300.jpg 

Models pose in lingerie at the opening of the first UK Hustler Hollywood sex shop, owned by U.S. porn magnate Larry Flynt, in Birmingham, England, October 29, 2004.  REUTERS/Darren Staples

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