These are external links and will open in a new window. A year-old "secrets of sex" manual banned for its shocking content is due to be sold at auction next month. The manual - with the added power of illustrative woodcuts - warns women that if they "generate with animals" they run the risk of giving birth to monsters. One picture shows a man sporting an impressive tail; another shows a child being born with feathers and a single, clawed leg. The bird-child was apparently born in Italy in and it was all the fault of the mother, who was "filthy and corrupt".
The Georgians: a true age of sexual discovery - Amanda Foreman
As one article put it, Georgia is mind-blowingly gorgeous and that applies to both the landscape and the people. Every country is different in terms of its customs with dating and sex, Georgia is no different. Here we look at some key tips that will help you to understand how to date and what is expected of you. That involves dressing smartly and not making any crude remarks about her body and how she is dressed. Pick-up lines, having a big masculine ego or inappropriate touching is never a good idea.
In terms of raw sexuality, the Georgians are more than a match for the sophisticated post-modern Nineties. It was all there, out in the open, so to speak. Georgian men and women not only enjoyed a robust attitude towards sex, they positively relished breaking the rules set by their puritan forebears. If anything, it is so-called cool Brittania which could learn a thing or two about honesty and tolerance.
Susan Law reveals how a series of sordid scandals involving some of the most powerful men in Georgian Britain led many people to question whether the nobility was fit to rule Will you go and drink a glass of wine with me? But this was no ordinary encounter with a penniless commoner seeking a cheap thrill. On that summer evening in he took the girl, Elizabeth Roberts, to a hotel in Leicester Fields where in an upstairs room they drank a five shilling bowl of arrack punch together. The new mass media of the day pounced on the scandal, eager to expose the hidden moral corruption endemic in the establishment, and cash-in on the public appetite for sensation.