Sex by Numbers is an informed, entertaining and eye-opening look at the most enduring of human obsessions. Have a look here
“Sexuality can for many be such a private issue, but at the same time it’s everywhere in our society, so people are usually both a bit shy and at the same time very interested in discussing it.”
Sex efficiency through exercises: special physical culture for women
Th. H. van de Velde. 1933
Invocation à l'amour. Chant philosophique.
c. 1825
Published by “A virtuoso of the good fashion”
Aphrodisiacs and anti-aphrodisiacs
John Davenport. 1869
Privately printed in London, Aphrodisiacs and anti-aphrodisiacs seeks to address a “lacuna in our popular literature” which has been brought about by modern “over-strained notions of delicacy”, the topic in question being phallic worship.
The sexual life of savages in north-western Melanesia
Bronisław Malinowski (with a preface by Havelock Ellis). 1929
This book's full title is "The sexual life of savages in north-western Melanesia: an ethnographic account of courtship, marriage, and family life among the natives of the Trobriand Islands, British New Guinea".
Studies in the psychology of sex
Havelock Ellis and John Addington Symonds, 1897
The 1897 English translation of Ellis' book Sexual Inversion, co-authored with John Addington Symonds, was the first English academic text on homosexuality. Openly describing the sexual relations of homosexual males, including men with boys, Ellis did not characterise it as a disease, immoral, or a crime.
Sexualpathologie: ein Lehrbuch für Aerzte und Studierende
Magnus Hirschfeld. 1921
Under the liberal atmosphere of the newly founded Weimar Republic, Magnus Hirschfeld, a German physician and sexologist, purchased a villa not far from the Reichstag building in Berlin founding the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft (Institute for Sexual Research), which opened on 6 July 1919. The Institute housed Hirschfeld's immense archives and library on sexuality, the Museum of Sex and provided educational services and medical consultations.
Published shortly after the opening of the Institute, this textbook for physicians and students, is split into three parts covering “Disorders in sexual development, with special regard to masturbation”, “Sexual transitions, the manly woman and the feminine man” and “Sexual disorders in metabolism, with special regard to impotence”.
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