It charts how dating and married couples negotiated a new understanding of their intimate and sexual lives, and shows how women rejected relationships where sex was a duty within marriage as opposed to an expression of love.
Angela Macnamara: Sexual Traditionalist or Modernist? About the Author Paul Ryan is Assistant Lecturer in Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
The idea of men being the ‘dominant sex’ was flipped on its head as what we might call ‘second-wave’ feminism became prominent in the US and other parts of the western world.
In the UK at least, fewer couples now get married in a church.
Don’t let a previous bad relationship ruin a current one. Unfortunately, couples can often be on entirely different pages in terms of their relationship expectations, particularly in regards to their career and family desires.