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 [she, her] currently writes cozy space opera for Kalikoi. The novella series A Place of Refuge begins with Finding Refuge: Telepathic warrior Talia Avi, genius engineer Miki Boudreaux, and augmented soldier Faigin Balfour fought the fascist Federated Colonies for ten years, following the charismatic dissenter Jon Churchill. Then Jon disappeared, Talia was thought dead, and Miki and Faigin struggled to take Jon’s place and stay alive. When the FC is unexpectedly upended, Talia is reunited with her friends and they are given sanctuary on the enigmatic planet Refuge. The trio of former guerillas strive to recover from lifetimes of trauma, build new lives on a planet with endless horizons, and forge tender new connections with each other.
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