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The changing face of sexual norms


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Changing face of sexual normsThose were the days when love, romance and innocence were all part of one treasured package. Eager to explore the mystery of sex but too petrified about the outcome, you remained what you were meant to remain – a virgin till marriage happened. I’m speaking about life in the 60s through the mid 70s.

Like most girls of my age (I was 19 then), I had an ideal – to relate closely with a man emotionally first and only then physically. Given the potent attraction that the opposite sex held for us, one never forgot that sex was trouble and female sexuality, dangerous. If you were smart, you necked, you kissed and allowed his hands to probe a bit, but you held on tenaciously to the most important thing in your life as a woman – your virginity!

In the circles that I moved in, there were however, some couples who went beyond the prescribed limits of ‘decency’. But even for them, sex had to have an emotional resonance. Hardly ever did a woman relinquish her virginity with ease. And if you had indulged in premarital sex and people got to know about it, it most certainly put you beyond the pale.

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