According to the History Channel's History Of Sex show, table skirts were invented in the Victorian Era to prevent an unnatural union between man and furniture. They thought this might happen because they believed the mere sight of a 'limb' (read: leg) would cause uncontrollable sexual frenzy. (partial source that quotes the episode) So I had to Google if anyone had ever had sex with a table. http://www.nbc10.com/news/15734256/detail.html March 28, 2008 -- Man Arrested For Having Sex With Picnic Table. Wow. I don't even know where to begin. I laughed so hard my throat hurts now. He had to clean the table AND THE DECK!