In a diatribe delivered to the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly in 1974, Leon David Levision preached that sex without love was ‘mutual exploitation and despoliation.’
Constructing the Pornographic Object of Knowledge
Contemporary pornography has become a massive archive of sexual scripts. To some extent pornography has replaced sexology, psychoanalysis and sex manuals as a form of knowledge about sexuality.
Her Neighbor’s Wife: A History of Lesbian Desire within Marriage
Her Neighbor’s Wife traces the stories of hundreds of women who struggled to balance marriage and same-sex desire in the postwar United States.
Medicine, the Penal System and Sexual Crimes in England, 1919-1960s
Weston’s book is a history of 20th century medical explanations for sexual crime and medico-legal attempts at rehabilitation and cure.
‘This isn’t so boring if you can get an outside climax’: Dr Joan Malleson and sexual counselling in Britain
Archival recordings of sexual counselling sessions illuminate how sexual problems might be understood by both practitioners and patients.
Dance! Dance! Dance!: Youth Culture and Courtship at Queen’s University, 1910-1930
What can a conflict over dancing at Queen’s University tell us about sexual mores in early-twentieth-century Ontario?
Discovering Sex in the Civil War
Surrounded by death, Civil War soldiers found pleasure and fraternity in sharing erotic pictures and prints.