Trivial Sex Facts About the Victorian Era

King George IV….romantic souvenirs?

There is something to be said for helping with homework.  In doing research, my mind often wanders and in Googling facts about Victorian Britain, I found this:

Among upper class people in 19th century Victorian Britain, it was customary to collect pubic hair from a lover and keep it as a souvenir. The museum of St. Andrew University in Scotland has in its collection a snuff box full of one of King George IV’s mistresses pubic hair. We really hope this doesn’t ever become popular again. [Wikipedia]

Really???  I so love Scotland, I so love romance,  but like the author of this article, I don’t think I would want this “romantic” idea to ever flourish again!