Mid to Late 20th Century

By: Gabriella Pastor

The mid to late 20th century, involved more advances in the knowledge of human sexuality. After WWII and during the Sexual Revolution, there was an increase in the acceptance of sexual behaviors outside the realm of marriage, and new contraceptives hit the market. People were more open to discussing sexuality and even opening their minds to different concepts and behaviors.




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