Tag: sexual practices of 19th century
How to Have Sex to Make Better Children
I suppose most Victorians had sex that we’d consider pretty normal. Some had affairs and others–a small minority–practiced continence.
Fiction: How to Keep a Man Happy
“I want us to be together—tonight—really together. There’s a rumor I’ll be sent out soon.”
Let’s Talk about Sex–1865
Once at a writers’ workshop I was scolded for making 19th century people act like moderns. At the time I was a very sensitive writer and felt briefly that she’d exposed some great flaw in my writing about a gay missionary so I said very little in my defense. Racing home that night I re-read…