Joseph Fischel reflects on histories of sexual ethics, pederasty, and power in this first post in our online symposium on Rachel Hope Cleves’s Unspeakable: A Life Beyond Sexual Morality.
The Italian Renaissance was far stranger and darker than many of us realise, and that sex and sexuality played an important role in this unsavoury side of the sixteenth century.
Same-sex couples in the early modern period claimed marriage in their own particular ways.
Havelock Ellis explained that it had been Italian sexological works that had first prompted his interest in sexology.
There is a new movement to ‘pray the gay away’ at a Catholic retreat in Angolo Terme in Brescia.
Understandings of romantic love and its place in courtship and marriage have meant very different things to different people over time.