The Pill[ edit ] "The pill" provided many women a more affordable way to avoid pregnancy. Since the sexual revolution, out-of-wedlock births, sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, and divorce have all risen considerably. Friedan believed that women should not conform to this popularized view of the feminine, The Housewife and that they should participate in, if not enjoy the act of sex. Some women's rights movements also heralded the pill as a method of granting women sexual liberation, and saw the popularity of the drug as just one signifier of the increasing desire for equality sexual or otherwise among American women. In , the far-more-accomplished, but still low budget adult film, The Devil in Miss Jones , was the seventh most successful film of the year, and was well received by major media, including a favorable review by film critic Roger Ebert. Many modern commentators on the gay sexual revolution[ citation needed ] in s America allege that this area of the decade has been severely under emphasized, lacking the attention that they feel it deserves. There was a visible trend in the increasing age of women at first marriage in the decades between and after contraception was provided to non-married females. They are widely considered to constitute the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States. Its importance to s feminism and the sexual revolution lies in that it created a new wave of thinking in regards to the domestic and sexual role of women in society Gay Rights and the "undocumented" sexual revolution[ edit ] Even in a time of unprecedented societal change, and burgeoning liberal views and policies, homosexuality was still widely publicly reviled, and more often than not was seen as a malaise or mental illness , instead of a legitimate sexual orientation. Learn More Related Features. The Pill's revolutionary breakthrough, that it allowed women to separate sex from procreation, was what conservatives feared most. The Double Standard Although it was acceptable for single men to have sex, the idea of young women behaving in the same way disturbed many in America.