"Back home, the faithless wife was becoming an issue. A large number of service wives had gone to work, including hundreds of thousands who had not worked before. They had money, they were in contact with men, and they felt the sexual excitement that wars induce. Good wives would indulge in a sort of sentimental hysteria over their far-away husbands, then go out to a bar for a pick-up."
This article very clearly confirms that it was the Second World War that provided the sexual charge to the American landscape. A post-war study indicated that an unprecedented 60 percent of American brides were non-virgins when they stood at the alter in 1946: click here.
British girls tended to feel that American GIs were sub-standard lovers - read about it here...
Click here to read what a 1930s prostitute had
to say about her profession.
You Might Also Care to Know About The Sex Manners of the Twenties -- or, perhaps men & women during the Great Depression