Unlike its rehabilitation in England and the US, where some critics compared it to the best 18th century novels such as Fielding's Tom Jones or Defoe's Mol Flanders or even to parodies of novels like Richardson's Pamela , it never managed to rid itself from its notoriety as pornography. The erotic revolution was stricken out of the political agenda, giving way to Puritanism. There were plenty of young squares back then, like the 70 percent of Vietnam soldiers who enlisted of their own accord, or the 52 percent of to year olds who voted for Nixon in Bundling provided a young couple the opportunity to go on a test drive, of sorts. The mythological Sabra in the works of Amos Oz or A. In the Jain monastic tradition, brahmacharya implies, among other things, the mandatory renunciation of sex and marriage. Why this was so is hard to say.
In actuality, the seldom-voiced truth was that in comparison to other occupations, prostitution was a leisured and profitable trade, by which women improved their circumstances, helped to educate siblings and often saved enough to open a shop or lodging house. In some parts of the world, men, women, boys or girls suspected of having premarital sex or homosexual sex can become victims of honor killings committed by their families. As presented in the film Live Nude Girls Unite! Only in the seventies and eighties did new translations of the "banned books" begin to appear, in respectable publishing houses, with a notable effort to establish their new literary status, though, dialectically, without neglecting to advertise the sensational circumstances of their beginnings. Abstinence-only sex education is a form of sex education that teaches abstinence from sex, and often excludes many other types of sexual and reproductive health education, particularly regarding birth control and safe sex. The new principles of "Sabra purity" were formed, and they were all encompassing: purity of thoughts, words and deeds.