How does the public display of erotic artefacts from the past help modern visitors to reflect on their own attitudes to sex and sexuality?
Jane Austen’s brothers sat in judgement over navy men accused of sodomy.
One 1771 advertisement sought the recapture of an enslaved person known by two names: Cato and Miss Betty Cooper.
Whether Language of Love is pornographic or educational may still be up for debate, but the film was at the forefront of this conversation.
The most important dimension of the sexual revolution of the ’60s and ’70s was the increased freedom of sexual speech.
The Mexican gay magazine Macho Tips (1985-1989) engaged with national ideologies of race and gender.
The 1990 Soviet edition of Playboy reveals the persistent tension between the United States and the Soviet Union.