04 October 2006 (Wednesday)
Sex in Victorian England – Up Close and Personal
A Talk with Props
Mr Peter Freedman
7:15 for 7:30 start
You’ve heard the rumours about the Victorians and sex… now hear the truths. Did they really cover the legs of pianos? Were there really that many child prostitutes? Is it true that a ‘real woman’ was thought to be non-sexual, and if so, why all those dildoes? And what about all those corsets, pantaloons and underclothes? Come find out these things and more, including more rampant and unusual tastes of the Victorians: their cross-dressing, the popular fetishes, homosexuality, the cult of ‘innocence’, and of course the the dressing (and undressing).
Peter Freeman has made a lifelong study of the intimate details of sex in Victorian England, and can place these facts in their wider social context. His talk will be lively, specific, graphic and illustrated – Peter will bringing along real objects of (ahem) pleasure from his vast collection. Peter Freedman is a Hertfordshire-based writer and an aficionado of Victorian erotica.
Official Website: http://www.treadwells-london.com/lectures.asp
Added by wurzeltod on September 7, 2006