Early modern wonder books included stories of people who changed sex as a surprising natural phenomenon.
Sensationalised sexual depravity of the Ottomans was a popular trope in early modern European discourses on the Turks.
Early modern travellers found Sweden’s saunas both exotic and erotic, but local attitudes were more complicated.
Presenting Vesalius’ “penis-vagina” (as many students took to calling it) on the first day of class immediately primed students to dissect early modern social constructions of gender and sexuality.
Why is women’s masturbation absent from most studies examining sexual practices of early modern people?
Angelica Church lived at the intersection of two revolutions, in a world of dangerous financial speculation, intense political intrigue, and the play of passions between men and women.
The story of Sodom provided a context for discussions of homoerotic behavior.