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History of Sex

'I disagree with copulation without love' - Married Man, age 29, 1949

Zoe Strimpel | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Zoe Strimpel

The talk today about young men wanting sex all the time and hating commitment, with womanly love as the enemy to the fun, strings-free life all young dudes desire, is usefully framed by the feedback of young men in the late 1940s.

Ruthless Methods to Subdue Sexuality

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

My mother snapped, "Why would anyone buy the cow when they can have the milk for free?" To be compared to livestock made me feel like a useless possession. I had intelligence, right? I had wit and a depth of emotion and experiences to share. Surely my modesty wasn't the only bargaining chip?

Sex In The Downton Abbey Era

Frances Osborne | Posted 08.14.2012 | Women
Frances Osborne

Lady Mary and her heartbreakingly handsome Turkish visitor were far from alone in going to bed together out of wedlock.

11 Of The Most Outrageous Cases Of Sex Being Criminalized Throughout History

Eric Berkowitz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric Berkowitz

I would be glad if, after reading my book, people paused before they condemned others for their sexual behavior. Of course, violence and abuse of power are always wrong, but we must realize that we all have inherited attitudes and morals that are, at bottom, arbitrary.

10 Key Moments In The History Of Sex In The Office

The Grindstone | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women

The new book Sex in the Office traces changing views of white-collar women through history, starting decades before working women were commonplace, an...