PORTUGAL: Revolutionary Blue

Blessed with a rightist government and a conservative Roman Catholic hierarchy, Portugal before the April revolution was one of the least libidinous countries in Europe. Striptease shows, topless dancers, dirty books and X-rated movies were, legally, at least, not allowed into the country. At the most, an occasional street vendor would risk arrest by the morals squad and peddle a few bootlegged copies of Playboy or some other forbidden girlie import. The morals squad still exists, but since the April revolution, the risk has gone out of eroticism. In fact, one of...

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