Historical Sex Linkgasm

Today, a few links about Sex! In! History!

Lesley Hall’s Victorian Sex Factoids. Want to know what historians know about those “treatments for hysteria”? This is the page for you.

Also at Lesley’s site, The Condom Page, with useful bibliography, and The Clitoris: Historical Myths and Facts.

Studies in Scarlet: Marriage and Sexuality in the U.S. and the U.K., 1815-1914, a Harvard University Library Virtual Collection. Click Browse Indexes to see the available documents.

OutHistory.org – “OutHistory.org is a website in development about gender and sexual history, a site that, at its best, should encourage us to think deeply and critically about historical evidence and what it means to understand LGBT and heterosexual life in the perspective of society and time…OutHistory.org is produced by The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), located at the City University of New York Graduate Center.” Check out “Visualizing the Man-Monster,” an original on-line exhibit about an 1836 court case in New York City.

The Leather Archives and Museum collections. They host an amusing online exhibit: “Was Benjamin Franklin Kinky?”.

Several of scholar Judy Greenaway’s published articles on gender and sexuality are available for download.

Published by Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s writing showcases her voracious lifelong love of books. She reads over 120 new books each year, especially historical romance, fantasy, and space opera, and incorporates these genres into her erotic fiction. Her first erotic novel, The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover (Harlequin Spice, December 2008), was translated into French and German. Her second Spice novel, The Moonlight Mistress (December 2009), was translated into Italian and nominated for a RT Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her third novel is The Duke & The Pirate Queen (December 2010). She has also published erotic short stories as Elspeth Potter. When not writing, Victoria conducts research in libraries and graveyards, lectures about writing and selling erotica, and speaks at literary conventions on topics such as paranormal romance, urban fantasy, erotic science fiction/fantasy, and the empowerment of women through unconventional means. Her daily writing blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and author interviews. She also guest blogs for Heroes & Heartbreakers and The Criminal Element. She lives in Philadelphia.