Talk:Jus primae noctis

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Contemporary advocates?[edit]

I looked through various MGTOW and similar forums trying to find someone advocating it, but couldn't. Having said that, I'm sure there's someone out there (other than Donald Trump) who wouldn't mind it. Annquin (talk) 15:30, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

Well, much of the manosphere appears to promote men being allowed to sex whomever they wish, so it's not quite primae noctis -- the rich aren't the only ones, now. αδελφός ΓυζζγςατΡοτατο (talk/stalk) 15:46, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

The arguments against[edit]

Did the contemporary 'church morality brigade' comment on the iniquities of the activity - or peasants and others protest and the song-smiths create 'appropriate ditties'? Some states in the period would have reached sufficient size for the lord to be unable to do anything else (and what would happen if lord of the manor X and his several feudal overlords argued over a given woman?). There would also be issues of disease transmission and potential for incest among the half-siblings that would arise etc.

Making use of females of lower classes to the lord did happen - but not necessarily the primae noctis. Anna Livia (talk) 09:09, 15 May 2018 (UTC)


Orwell mentions the 'practice' in Nineteen Eighty-Four; it being an accusation the Party makes against the 'mythical' Capitalists of pre-revolutionary Oceania. --Scherben (talk) 17:33, 21 October 2020 (UTC)