A writer ventures out of his “male bubble” to find a medical jungle crowded with toxic treatments, false diagnoses, and shame
As popular culture devoured its forbidden voyeuristic fantasies in pulp magazines, and later paperback books, another trend had begun to legitimize the pin-up as a serious art form: Higher brow fare offered by such slick periodicals as Esquire (an important predecessor of Playboy), Cosmopolitan, The Saturday Evening Post and others. Art Deco depictions of the […]
In 1926, Dr Theodoor H. van de Velde wrote Ideal Marriage: Its Physiology and Technique. The book worked under the presumption that husbands were fully responsible for educating their wives in the erotic arts. The Dutch doctor was satisfyingly filthy. He sprinkled the text with quotes from Ovid and Balzac and wrote in a style […]
Bonk author Mary Roach delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax, ranging from the bizarre to the hilarious.