Sexuality Throughout the Ages

Explore the history of sexuality.

Homosexuality in the 20th Century

Since the 1960s, many homosexual people in the West, particularly those in major metropolitan areas, have developed a  gay culture. Gay culture is exemplified by the gay pride movement, with annual parades and … Continue reading

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Sexuality During the Renaissance

When Europe came out of the Dark Ages and Byzantium fell, Italy emerged as not only the most powerful nation, but also the leading patron of the arts. Under the … Continue reading

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Homosexuality in Ancient Greece

In recent years, many historians have begun to write widely in regards to Ancient Greeks and homosexuality. Before the 20th century, the subject was taboo for a lot of historians, … Continue reading

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Birth Control and Women’s Rights

In the 1870s feminists advanced the concept of voluntary motherhood as a political critique of involuntary motherhood and expressed a desire for women’s emancipation. Advocates for voluntary motherhood disapproved of contraception, arguing that women should only … Continue reading

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Sexuality during Byzantine Rule

The Byzantine Empire was established at the beginning of the fourth century AD, by the Roman Emperor Constantine. The Empire had a great deal of impact on the legal, artistic, … Continue reading

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Sexual Repression in the Victorian Era

At times, Victorian manners would not even allow for a person to name limbs around others–for example, instead of saying “leg”, “limb” was used. Even table legs were hidden with … Continue reading

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Adultery in the Victorian Period

A publication from 1887–the “Lancet medical journal”, estimated that there were over 80,000 prostitutes in London. This means that about 3% of the population! Yet according to the common morality … Continue reading

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