I love these historical oddities Lenora writes about at her blog. Enjoy!
A lot of people think sex was invented in the 1960’s with it’s free-love, orgasms for all, and sex therapy…prior to that people simply pro-created out of a sense of duty. How dull…..
Well, obviously that’s simply not true (Ok so, maybe the Victorian’s were a bit prudish, but hey, Victoria still managed to knock out nine children so Albert must have been keeping her amused between the sheets).
But what about bad sex? Or no sex? What about infertility? what did people do and where did they go for their sexual healing…?
Enter the eighteenth century’s answer to Dr Ruth: The first Sex Therapy Superstar and all round crowd pleaser: ‘Doctor’ James Graham! Roy Porter acerbically described in the following terms:
“James Graham, former pedlar of health through sex-therapy and mudbaths, later founded the ‘New and True Christian Church, practiced Adamic nakedness, died insane.”(1)
Welcome to the world of…
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