Wedding night  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Wedding night is the first night spent together by people after their wedding. In cultures where premarital sex is taboo, the wedding night is the night of defloration of both man and wife.

The bed

Odysseus gives an account of how he crafted the nuptial bed for himself and Penelope, out of an ancient, huge olive tree trunk that used to grow on the spot before the bridal chamber was built. His detailed description finally persuades the doubting Penelope that the shipwrecked, aged man is indeed her long-lost husband.

See also droit de seigneur

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