How an Enlightenment philosopher understood the love between his mistress and her sister
Love, Sex, and Desire in Modern Egypt: Navigating the Margins of Respectability
Set in transnational Cairo over a two-decade period, this book is an ethnography about love and desire.
Archives of Desire: Analog Sexting
My grandparents helped pave the way for virtual trysts.
Umutoni: Why Histories of African Homosexualities Matter
Same-sex loving and desiring people have long existed in Africa, and will continue to do so.
Orthodox Sex: Alfred Kinsey and the Re-Making of Jewish Sexuality
Orthodox writers sought to educate Americans about Judaism’s approach to sex.
Love, Lust and Procreation: Debating Sex in Nineteenth-Century Medicine?
Nineteenth-century medical texts contain recommendations on how to navigate love and marriage.
A Second Valentine’s Day: Japan’s ‘White Day’
On Valentine’s Day, women give presents to men, while on White Day, men return the favor.