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The Invisible Unmarried Mothers of Ireland
For seven decades, thousands of pregnant Irish women were sent into a kind of captivity.
March 16, 2017
Most American Cities Once Had Red-Light Districts
But they didn't last long.
March 15, 2017
The Ancients Used Hyena's Foot for Childbirth—And Identified Copper As a Contraceptive
Ancient Greek and Roman ideas about sex, disease, and contraception were often bizarre, but occasionally prescient.
November 07, 2016
The 200-Year Old Book That Sent the East Coast Into a Sex Panic
New Jersey, Massachusetts and New York all held obscenity trials.
November 07, 2016
In the Late 1960s, Singapore Was Gripped by a Genital Panic
Of all the national panics, this might be the most bizarre.
November 03, 2016
What in the World Are These Bats Doing?
NSFW, if you are a bat.
October 24, 2016
An Australian State Has Banned Mooning
Pressed ham is off the menu.
September 26, 2016
6 Dark Places Aleister Crowley Performed His Particular Brand of Magick
A guide to traveling with "the wickedest man in the world."
September 22, 2016
There's a Big Sperm Shortage in New Zealand
The country hasn't made it easy to donate.
September 15, 2016
The Brilliant MI6 Spy Who Perfected the Art of the 'Honey Trap'
During WWII, Betty Pack used seduction to acquire enemy naval codes.
September 08, 2016
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health
A safe space and resource for anything and everything relating to sex and sexuality.
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Dangling Legs at the Piedmont Boutique
The giant pair of sexy legs sticking out the window of this costume store have become its main draw.
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Kinsey Institute Gallery
A lesser-known part of the Kinsey Institute is this impressive collection of art relating to human sexuality.
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Sex Tips I Learned at the New York Public Library
The Berg Collection of English and American Literature has some fascinating erotica.
July 01, 2016
The Sexual Intimidation Tactics of the Male Water Strider
Their mating rituals are pretty disturbing.
June 24, 2016
Europe's First Pornographic Blockbuster Was Made in the Vatican
Copies of the 16 explicit paintings were turned into a booklet that circulated throughout the continent.
June 13, 2016
How a 1918 Author Introduced the World to the Concept of Female Pleasure
Married Love by Marie Stopes was revolutionary in its frank depiction of sexuality.
June 10, 2016
What Happened to 'The Most Liberated Woman in America'?
Barbara Williamson co-founded one of the most famous radical sex experiments of the 1970s. Then she got wild.
June 07, 2016
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