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Who Said the Victorians Were Prudish About Sex?

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Who Said the Victorians Were Prudish About Sex?

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The Victorian era was famously uptight about all things sexual; but you wouldn?t have guessed it based on the life on Queen Victoria?s second son, Albert "Bertie" Edward ? a man of prodigious sexual appetites.


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When most people think of Queen Victoria, they think of a woman that's straight-laced and slightly removed from the empire she presides over. But in truth, the queen was a very passionate woman--witty, rebellious, and flirtatious--who defined the Victorian Age. Uncover details from her private life, from her racy medicine cabinet to her delinquent son's sexual escapades to her alleged trysts with her servants in the years after her beloved Albert passed away.

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