Long before people identified as transgender or lesbian, there were female husbands and the women who loved them.
David Levison and the Heterosexual Revolution in Scotland
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.’
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.
Tabernacles of Clay: Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism
Tabernacles of Clay sets Mormonism in the broader history of sexuality in modernity by documenting and theorizing the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, religion, and social change.
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.
‘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.
From Child Pledging to Child Abuse: How Girl Marriage Changed in Zimbabwe
Attempts to ban child marriage in Southern Rhodesia reflected the Europeans’ tendency to perceive African male sexuality as excessive.