TeaRoses (rosehiptea) wrote in little_details,

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"Motels" in Italy; Homosexuality in the British Military

This community is so valuable, and I hope that no one minds another post from me. These are two totally unrelated questions. I would very much appreciate any help.

Two characters, a man and a woman, are drinking in a bar in Italy (Rome probably, though I could change that for this purpose) at night, and they decide to go have sex. Where do they go? Are there anything like motels, and are they called motels? (I'm looking for an English word for whatever it is, unless there isn't one.) Do they have to show I.D.? Would anyone care these days that an unmarried couple are showing up without luggage in a rather obvious situation? Could the man go in and pay and just have the woman wait and bring her in later?

Thre should be a way to find this out, but I don't know where to start looking: I'm looking for the official and unofficial attitude toward homosexuality in the British military from around 1960 to 2000. A broad question, but I'm not looking for specifics or case law -- I just want to be able to make reference to how secretive a male soldier would have had to be about an affair with another man or about a non-heterosexual orientation.

Thanks in advance for any ideas.
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