Flaming Love: The Sexual Revolution Arrives at Oshkosh

The American sexual revolution during the 1960s and 1970s, challenged perceptions of sexuality and sexual behavior. College campuses got particularly involved, as sexually active young people found their first opportunity to openly rebel against the norms and expectations of home.  Despite its small, Midwestern environment, students at UW Oshkosh participated in the larger, national conversation about sex and sexuality. The highest concern for many college students was the threat pregnancy posed to their life plans.


Written and developed by Samantha Smith, STEP intern