Lascivious Bodies : A Sexual History of the Eighteenth Century, Paperback

Lascivious Bodies : A Sexual History of the Eighteenth Century Paperback


From Florentine lesbian nuns to French cattle buggers Lascivious Bodies examines all sorts of sex, in all sorts of places, with all sorts of people.

Drawing upon vivid firsthand material and private letters, Julie Peakman explores heterosexual behaviour, male and female homosexuality and more curious or abnormal activities, such as foot-fetishism, flagellation, necrophilia and cross-dressing.

Lascivious Bodies is the definitive account of a period of diverse sexual pleasures, and how they have shaped the way we think about sex today.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages, 52 illustrations
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
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  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9781843541578



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