Larger context for LACK in Corpus USbrown_UKbncw/US_brown.txt
Perhaps- but extensive discussions with contemporary practitioners, family doctors and gynecologists indicate that this is still an area of enormous ignorance.
Joking and talking may be freer and easier, but the important factual information is still lacking for far too many newly-married men and women.
Various factors in the setting can still be of great advantage in making the first intercourse a good rather than a bad memory for one or both.
Privacy must be highly assured both in time and place.
That is, locking the room or stateroom door gives privacy of location, but it is equally important to be sure there is time enough for an utterly unhurried fulfillment.
If the wedding party lasted late, and the travel schedule means there are only a few hours before resuming the trip or making an early start, the husband may forestall tensions and uncertainties by confiding to his bride that lying in each other's arms will be bliss enough for these few hours.
The consummation should come at the next stopping place when they have a long private time (day or night) for that purpose.
First intercourse for the bride brings with it the various problems connected with virginity and the hymen.