America is frequently characterized as a land founded by uptight Puritans, people who viewed sex as a sin to be avoided at all costs. But early American bangin’ definitely existed – after all, settlers had to populate their new home somehow.
Sex during the Colonial period was somewhat restricted, but this time wasn’t without its passion. Sure, toys weren’t widely available, but premarital relations were known to happen. Of course, if you were caught engaging in the act, you were expected to do the right thing and marry your partner.
The Founding Fathers themselves were some of the most notable proponents of dirty deeds during the Revolutionary War. Ben Franklin was known for his appetites, and even gave romantic advice to his fellow men. As for Thomas Jefferson, his questionable habits led to plenty of gossip.
The times may have changed, but intercourse remains an eternally fascinating subject. And if you lived in Revolutionary America, it was as much an escape as it was a marital duty.