Casanova Describes Losing His Virginity to Two Sisters

Giacomo Casanova is best now remembered for his sexual escapades in 18th Century Italy. Of course that was not his only achievement, he gained a doctorate at 16, advised kings, ran several successful businesses, was an ambassador, and an accomplished violinist- among other things. He was not in fact considered the greatest lover of his … More Casanova Describes Losing His Virginity to Two Sisters

Presidential Sex Scandals- Warren Harding and the White House Coat Closet

Every generation thinks they invented sex. Because of certain puritanical regulations laid down on early film and tv media, it’s easy to think of our ancestors as being prissy, frigid, and scared of sex. Nothing was further from the truth. Let’s not forget the same generation that went to fight the Nazis (The Greatest Generation) … More Presidential Sex Scandals- Warren Harding and the White House Coat Closet

Escapist Literature Should be Mostly Escapism

Now while this statement should seem almost self-evident (it’s practically a tautology), I’ve noticed that the current trend in the traditional genres of escapism (Fantasy, Superhero, & Science Fiction) is for the work to become more and more preachy. As if they’re using the medium to talk down and “educate” the idiot masses. Sometimes it’s … More Escapist Literature Should be Mostly Escapism

Condom Tins from the 1920s

The use of prophylactics, like abortion, is an age-old tradition dating back to the root of civilization itself. The Roman, the Greek, the Ancient Egyptians used linen ones or ones made from dried animal intestines. However, it wasn’t until Mr. Goodyear and his technique for synthesizing natural rubber, that the current condom was born. Then in 1919, the single-use latex condoms were invented by … More Condom Tins from the 1920s

From the Inquisition’s Handbook: Witches Stealing Men’s Genitalia

In the 15th Century, the ironically named Pope Innocent VIII upgraded the ill-defined sin of witchcraft to the level of a major heresy and ordered the Holy Inquisition to root it out and quash it. Up until then the Inquisition primary brief was to destroy pagan beliefs, Judaism, and Islam within the realms of Christian … More From the Inquisition’s Handbook: Witches Stealing Men’s Genitalia

The Inventor of Graham Crackers Speaks Out Against Masturbation

  I’m sure most of you are more aware of Sylvester Graham’s bland creation than about the man himself. A Presbyterian Minister and the last of 17 children, he took a special interest in health and hygiene, both mental and physical. Indeed, in Graham’s mind you could not have one without the other.  As such, … More The Inventor of Graham Crackers Speaks Out Against Masturbation