When you got married, the first night, your Spartan bride got a haircut like a man’s. She was dressed by her attendant in male clothes and left in a dark bedroom on a couch. You came to her carefully from the military quarters because nobody must hear you or catch you. This goes on for some time and many Spartans even got their wives pregnant before they even saw them in daylight.
Life of Lycourgos – Plutarch