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Sex in History
There is something we know: humans have been having sex longer than we have been growing crops, developing tools, and wearing clothing. There's a lot of history... but there are issues...
There are four problems with most references on History and Sex:
They get bogged down in Anthropology. A solid rule of thumb with a
topic is to start at the beginning. But as you can tell from the first
sentence, sex predates the written record. In order to begin to talk
about the beginning of sex, many historians gets bogged into an area
with very little tangible proof of what went on. Because I'm sitting
here typing this, I know that my human ancestors 10,000 years ago at
least once, inserted a penis in a vagina and had an orgasm after
ovulation causing conception. But I can't tell you the sexual position
they used. I can't even begin to speculate on what they would have used
for lube. But many historians try, and many works on Sex in History
talk more about migration patterns than pleasure.
b. They get
bogged down in Gender and/of Feminism. Many works assume that their
role is to explore tangents of a male dominated society, rather to
explore domination as a historical practice or any other sexual
practices for that matter. The assumption that what happens in the
kitchen and workplace directly reflects what happens in the bedroom
isn't a substantiated one, but still they go on.
c. They get
bogged down in morality. Many works try very hard to make their topics
NOT of a lusty, delicious nature. Some do it because they disapprove,
and they are writing a text to back up their preconceived notions of
what sex looks like. Homophobia runs rampant. Prostitution is always
"tragic" or a "blight." In some cases Lust and Masturbation are
discussed in the context of sin, not pleasure.
d. Then there
is the academics who try to remain academic and stoic about prurient
matters. They think that they will be judged as perverts, so they cloak
their work in obscure language, hoping no one notices the prurient
content. All that happens is your find yourself swimming in statistics
or or dry prose on fellatio.
Rather than try and create a
comprehensive who, we are incorporating historical aspects with each
topic. For example, in the topic Virgin Restoration, there is
information on the Victorian version. We hope to add much more like
this. As always, thank you for your patience.