We’ve come a long way from the twin beds that couples shared on American TV in the 1950s and ‘60s. Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore had separate single beds in their master bedroom in New Rochelle, New York as did Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Manhattan. Yet both of those famous TV families had little boys. It was as if those little boys came from Macy’s.
In those most prudish days, sex was a subject that was off limits all the time on television as well as in daily life. The sexual revolution of the late-‘60s got the wheels turning but who would have guessed we’d be where we are today. [Read more…]