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Being Empress is not always so great. You might think being an Empress is great. Well, not always. Women are treated poorly in some monarchies and we see in this one that the King's mother is in charge. Sisi doesn't even have control over her own children.


If your husband substitutes a musical instrument for sex, be very worried. If your husband stops having sex with you, and suggests you play music instead, that's a bad sign.


Watching fancy women argue can be fun. It's great fun watching the cat fights between Sisi and Sophie. Watching sophisticated women arguing is real entertainment.


Kings need not only food tasters but v_gina tasters as well. The king's safety is all important which is why he has food tasters but he has nothing to protect him against venereal disease. That's why kings also need "v_gina tasters", loyal guardsmen who will have sex with mistresses first to see if they catch venereal diseases before it is deemed safe for the king to entertain his loyal subjects.

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Rags had not yet been invented in the 19th century. If you believe this story, rags have not yet been invented in the 19th century and women on their periods routinely bleed into their beds.

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