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.

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s 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. Her blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and occasional author interviews.
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