arin_rowan (arin_rowan) wrote in little_details,
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Sex while sleeping in the same room

I have a question for world-building.
In the main society I'm focusing on, families are organized into units called nests. All members of a nest sleep in the same room, children and adults. There's usually at least one sexually active couple in a nest.

The question: since everyone's sleeping the in the same room, how exactly would adults have sex? Would they be more likely to do it in a separate place, at a different time than in the evening- say, would it be typical for them to have sex in the morning as opposed to at night- or something else?

Were children just taught that this was what parents did, and not to bother them when they were making those sounds/movements? Or if they heard those sounds, would they be more likely to wake up and bug the adults to see what was going on? Would children who heard adults having sex be more likely to engage in sexual behaviour at earlier ages, or experiment?

I'm used to the current cultural norm, where parents sleep apart from children, but I know the precedent in the past and in other societies was for parents to sleep in the same room with their children and, presumably, have sex there. If anyone could give me any historical anecdotes or any information around that, I'd very much appreciate it.
Tags: history (misc), ~sex
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