• Sexuality

    Forever Rowdy: British Desire and Sex

    As the story goes, when Queen Victoria was approached by one of her newly married daughters about sexual duties, she responded, in a sombre tone ‘Lie back and think of England’. And the story is 100% incorrect. In extreme contrast to this story’s implications, Queen Victoria adored sexual intercourse and, when writing of her wedding night she exclaimed, with enthusiasm: It was a gratifying and bewildering experience. I never, never spent such an evening. His excessive love and affection gave me feelings of heavenly love and happiness. He clasped me in his arms and we kissed each other again and…