“Um, not quite. The Puritans were highly sexual and both mated and reproduced like rabbits. They did have extremely strict taboos against extramarital sex and public displays of affection.”
Nessral on May 12, 2014 at 12:26:28
“strange- 1/3 were pregnant when the got married- soooo suspect even more had had sex.”
Curandera on May 12, 2014 at 12:17:11
“You are not contradicting Cassandra P. She didn't say anything about them not engaging in sex. They just preached it was dirty.”
CASSIE60 on May 12, 2014 at 12:13:11
“Well yes, they had restrictions on sex outside of the marriage, sodomy, erotica art like these pictures. no kissing in public. all things sexual only confined to the marriage bedroom. no sleeping in the nude....they were pretty prudish and judgmental as a group of people and a lot of America's sex laws were and have been predicated by their out look. here are a few that are precarious.
Ø Lascivious carriage emcompassed a large variety of sexual behavior deemed inappropriate by Puritan moral codes.
Ø Lewd behavior
Ø Suspicious contact between men and women
§ One unmarried couple was charged because they saw each other at a suspicious time of night
Ø Those convicted of lascivious carriage were whipped in public
Ø Intent was to prevent adultery, fornication from occurring.