Why did married couples 👩❤️👨sleep in separate beds 🛌 during the early and mid 1900s?
I’ve watched the Andy Griffith show and most if not all of the married 👩❤️👨couples on there sleep in separate ⬅️➡️ beds 🛏 this has very much confused 🤷🏼♀️ me.
- MegumiLv 63 months ago
That is merely TV fiction. In real life, couples slept together. TV was prudish when should shows were made.
- Anonymous3 months ago
They should still do that.
- PAMELALv 73 months ago
Most married couples did not sleep in twin beds, but the censor ship at the time dictated that they could not sleep in double beds, because guess what people do in double beds? This applied to films of the time as well.
- TeresaLv 63 months ago
You could sleep in the same bed, but you had to have one foot on the floor!
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- conley39Lv 73 months ago
Most married people didn't but TV wasn't allowed to show that.
- A.J.Lv 73 months ago
To stop the government from censoring films and television, the industry adopted a set of rules known as the Hays Code.
Crime and immorality could never be portrayed in a positive light. If someone performed an immoral act, they had to be punished on screen. Certain films were changed in script to meet this requirement. No detail of crime could be shown if imitated, such as how to open a safe.
Nudity and overt portrayals and references to sexual behavior (even between consenting adults) could not be shown.
Although depicting men and women in bed together wasn't strictly forbidden—it was in the "be careful" section, rather than the "don't" section. It was necessary in all romantic scenes for a woman to have at least one foot on the floor, to prevent love scenes in bed. Separate beds became a standard.
Religion could never be depicted in a mocking manner.
Drug use, including alcohol consumption, could not be shown unless the plot called for it.
Topics considered "perverse" could not be discussed or depicted in any way. Such topics included—but were not limited to— homosexuality, miscegenation (interracial relationships), bestiality, and venereal diseases.
- Little Big ManLv 73 months ago
On TV it was thaught to be improper back then, I always slept in the same bed as my wife.
- 3 months ago
It was actually a TV censorship issue. It was not considered proper.
- Anonymous3 months ago
it was before toilet paper was invented, and believe me, you didn't want to share a bed with anyone back then.
- audreyLv 73 months ago
It was considered improper to show couples in bed together. Shows were not allowed to do it.