Katherine Harvey The idea that food and sex are somehow connected is deeply entrenched in contemporary western culture, and one of its most common manifestations is the idea that certain foods and drinks have aphrodisiac properties. Articles on food and drink with aphrodisiac properties are a common feature in newspapers […]
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Stereotypes offer a window into the history of Japanese sexualities.
On Valentine’s Day, women give presents to men, while on White Day, men return the favor.
Agnes Arnold-Forster Agnes Arnold-Forster is a PhD Candidate at King’s College London, researching the history of breast cancer in nineteenth-century Britain & the US. She also works for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and for a small women’s health charity that advocates for sexual & reproductive rights in sub-Saharan Africa. She tweets […]
Lisa Smith The typical Valentine’s Day menu highlights aphrodisiac foods, suggesting that it is a day to celebrate lust as much as love. To this end, I offer you an introduction to one of the sex symbols of the eighteenth century: the castrato. Eighteenth-century Europeans had known about eunuchs for […]
Julia Laite Ok, so I know that the Sinead/Miley thing is old news, lying (by internet standards) in the distant past of November, 2013. You can feel free to remind yourself of it here. But seeing as one of my major points is about the repetitive nature of debates over […]