Did you know? Yes, we did get sidetracked here, researching Cassanova…
Seems he ran a little deeper than “superficial, gallavanting lover” (why does he even have to, you ask?). One documentary analysis – “The Real Cassanova” – sees him emerge as a “sexual revolutionary centuries ahead of his time”, a “sentimentalist, looking for love” & a man who respected women’s brains as well as their bodies.
His enlightened views on women & the importance of pleasure are encapsulated here (god bless… Italian holiday, anyone?):
“I have always loved and done all that I could to be loved. I was born for the opposite sex. All of my life I
was the victim of my senses. I have delighted in going astray. Cultivating pleasure was always the chief
business of my life.”