Accidental Eunich Creation Observed by Amerigo Vespucci – 1504

As we all know, or should all know, or if you don’t know you’re an ignorant twat that needs to retake the fifth grade, the continents of North and South America were named after the Italian explorer, Amerigo Vespucci. The reason why, the two landmasses were named after him and not Columbus was in the … More Accidental Eunich Creation Observed by Amerigo Vespucci – 1504

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

A Discussion on Abortion from the 2nd Century

In my research for my next short story, I ran across these little gems from Soranos of Ephesus. He was a 2nd Century Greek physician who practiced in Rome around the year 100 CE. Several of his writings still survive, most notably his four-volume treatise on gynaecology, and ‘woman’s illnesses’. As we can see from … More A Discussion on Abortion from the 2nd Century

A Female Slave Fights Off Her Master- A True Slave Narrative

The Federal Writers Project was a make-work initiative by the Federal Government under Roosevelt during the Great Depression. It’s purpose was to give employment to out-of-work writers. Among its various projects, one of the most notable was its Slave Narrative Collection which interviewed surviving former slaves. It resulted in over 2,000 interviews and close to … More A Female Slave Fights Off Her Master- A True Slave Narrative