Interview by Nicholas Syrett April R. Haynes’s Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-Century America (University of Chicago Press, 2015) is a study of antebellum women’s efforts to reform sexuality through public physiology education. One of their ideas, that masturbation caused mental and physical illness, became widely accepted […]
Same-sex couples in the early modern period claimed marriage in their own particular ways.
‘The witch is a witch not only because she magically devours, destroys, or rides wolves, but also because she has sex with the devil.’
Public discourse on homosexuality through the images, ideas, and judgements made about queer lives.
What is the history of same-sex love and desire in the British Armed Forces?
During apartheid (1948-1990), abortion was often used as a political tool.
With the new religion came new attitudes to sexual behaviour and morality