If you've ever caught an old episode of "I Love Lucy" or "The Dick Van Dyke Show," you may have noticed something that the leading couples have in common that differs from modern marriages: The husband and wife sleep in separate beds. It's a common belief that the sleeping arrangement on these shows, which aired in the 1950s, was intended to promote modesty. There's some truth to that. But twin beds weren't always connected with the suggestive connotations of Lucy and Desi's days, according to a new book from Hilary Hinds, a literature professor at Lancaster University. And while we now consider this bedroom trend to be old-fashioned, there was once a time when sleeping in separate beds was the symbol of a forward-thinking couple.
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Written by Steffie Drucker September 17, 2019
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