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‘Physical “Open Secrets”’: Hygiene, Masturbation, Bowel Control, and Abstinence

Hera Cook

in The Long Sexual Revolution: English Women, Sex, and Contraception 1800-1975

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199252183
eISBN:
9780191719240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252183.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the changes in attitudes to the body and sexual attitudes that were necessary to achieve a fall in birth rates using the limited available methods of contraception. Repressive ... More


Thoughts and Emotions

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses Lu Xun and Xu Guangping's intimate thoughts and feelings. More than any other subject, their correspondence was about their intimate thoughts and emotions, and most of this ... More


Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship

Nora Gilbert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784207
eISBN:
9780804784870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784207.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is in the unseemly position of defending censorship from the central allegations that are traditionally leveled against it. Taking two genres generally presumed to have been stymied by the ... More


Queer Individuals: Their Nature and Nurture

Peter Hegarty

in Gentlemen’s Disagreement: Alfred Kinsey, Lewis Terman, and the Sexual Politics of Smart Men

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226024448
eISBN:
9780226024615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024615.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines Lewis Terman’s silence on Alfred Kinsey’s findings about the frequency with which adult men reported homosexual sex in his review of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (SBHM). It ... More


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