"The Queen liked to be surrounded by the most agreeable young men that the Court could offer; she was far more willing to accept the homage that was offered to her as a woman than that which was offered to her as a Queen."COMTESSE DE BOIGNE
Now this is really pure gossip, since Madame de Boigne was only a small girl right before the Revolution! ;-)
Yes, gossip indeed! Of course it's the gossip that is the fun part! "Madame de Boigne at first only intended to record for the amusement of her nephews what she had learnt from her parents about their youth at the court of Versailles"