It is interested in historical perspectives on (but not limited to): Sexual activity in historical context; the formation of sexual identities (e.g., different-sex, same-sex, bisexual and queer identities); sexuality and marriage (premarital, courtship, adultery, divorce-related themes); individual sexuality (celibacy and masturbation); fertility and sexuality (menstruation; birth control, abortion, vasectomy and other technologies); sexual subcultures; geographies of sexuality; prostitution; sexually transmitted disease; HIV/AIDS and sexuality; representations of sexuality (e.g., pornography, erotica, safer sex campaigns); the medicalization of sexualities (e.g., sexology, psychiatry; perversions and paraphilias); sex education; moral reform movements; legal regulation of sexuality; sexual violence; globalization and sexuality; historiographical and theoretical approaches to sexuality (e.g., marxism, feminism, queer theory)
Histsex was first founded in January 1999.
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