SEXUAL PRACTICES ON THE BRITISH ISLES
Ah Peter, old as I am , I believe this was still before my time. What you are describing sounds positively Victorian ! Though one never knows with you British.
Then , maybe there is a difference between the sexual practices in the rural as opposed to the urban areas? Like — urban sex : strictly scheduled. Because of the limited time , sexual toys allowed for faster results. Rural sex: loosely scheduled : on the average, once a year. Sexual toys : a whip and the hancuffs ; farm animals not frowned upon.
Please do not tell me where in Britain do you live! Maybe later in time…