Victorian Women Enjoyed Sex!

Sharon Lathan

Sharon Lathan is the best-selling author of The Darcy Saga, a ten-volume sequel series to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

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CJ Fosdick

Seems like women were victims of clothing then–often still are. Only going in opposite directions–scantily clad women regarded negatively. Wow!! This was so interesting.More so because the subjects in the survey were all educated women of class. I would imagine that if a survey had been taken from women of a lower class system, the responses might have been even more “enthusiastic” about sexual activity. I’d LOVE to see a survey giving only the male point of view. If women were so ill-informed about sex, how did men get their information?


One of the many reasons I LOVE your novels Sharon is that the characters are respectful and courteous by day but let lose their inhibitions solely with each other in private. I think it would be very sad to live in an era where you have to think that being intimate is an evil.
By reading through some of the article it appears that most women surveyed had the right idea 😉


I’m wondering what did they wear at night. Were their night gowns as layered as their day clothing? Gollee, I’ll bet it would take a fellow’s appetite trying to get all that stuff off of her. This is the first time I’ve heard that Victorian women liked sex. Trying to think back on some of the Classic Love stories I’ve read or seen on t.v.

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