How an Enlightenment philosopher understood the love between his mistress and her sister
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.
How venereal disease was represented in eighteenth-century British literature and art.
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.
Sexual behaviour was strictly regulated in late medieval and Tudor England.