A Curious History of Sex (Paperback)

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Everyone thinks they know all about sex because, for the most part, we all generally have it. A DIY education, right? Nope nope nope. This historian gives us the origins of all kinds of goodies that have informed where stigma, stereotype, gendered associations, & more come from. I personally have a new relationship to the word 'cunt,' which I never would have seen coming (hey-o), so. You never know what history has to offer.

— K.

Everyone thinks they know all about sex because, for the most part, we all generally have it. A DIY education, right? Nope nope nope. This historian gives us the origins of all kinds of goodies that have informed where stigma, stereotype, gendered associations, & more come from. I personally have a new relationship to the word 'cunt,' which I never would have seen coming (hey-o), so. You never know what history has to offer.

— Kay

Description


Based on the popular research project Whores of Yore and written with her distinctive humour and wit, A Curious History of Sex draws upon Dr. Kate Lister's extensive knowledge of sex history. From medieval impotence tests to twentieth-century testicle thefts, from the erotic frescoes of Pompeii, to modern-day sex doll brothels, Lister unashamedly roots around in the pants of history, debunking myths, challenging stereotypes, and generally getting her hands dirty. This fascinating book is peppered with surprising and informative historical slang, and illustrated with eye-opening, toe-curling, and meticulously sourced images from the past. You will laugh, you will wince, and you will wonder just how much has actually changed.

About the Author


Dr. Kate Lister is a university lecturer. She researches the history of sexuality and curates the online research project Whores of Yore. She is also a columnist for iNews and the Wellcome Trust where she writes about the history of sex. Kate won the Sexual Freedom Award for Publicist of the Year in 2017. thewhoresofyore.com / @WhoresofYore


Product Details
ISBN: 9781783529711
ISBN-10: 1783529717
Publisher: Unbound
Publication Date: March 23rd, 2021
Pages: 464
Language: English