The History of Sex

We explode gender norms by exploring their incredible variety across time.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 31m. Bisher sind 63 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

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episode 63: Cowboy Cross-dressers - Sex in the Wild West


Calamity Jane, Little Joe Monahan, and Mrs. Nash... What was life like for those who dared to cross-dress in the Wild West? Why were their stories twisted to fit an emerging American mythos in the 20th century? And what does that say about how we view cr...


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episode 62: Funny Skits Compilation 2021 (Holiday Special)


So uh... 2021, huh folks? What can I say, well... at least it was better than 2020, right? And actually it was a pretty decent year for us as a show, with some significant milestones. Come celebrate with us with a retrospective of all the skits from this...


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episode 61: The Bisexual Superpower: An Interview with Jen Winston


If your sexuality had a superpower, what would it be? That's kind of an odd question, so let me go first. For Jen Winston, author of the new book Greedy, their bisexuality's superpower is a kind of vision, vision that allows a person to see things that o...


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 2021-12-06  44m
 
 

episode 60: Go West, Young Woman - Sex in the Wild West


What was life like in the Wild West for women? As it turns out, it was a surprisingly progressive place in terms of women's rights. Women could divorce more easily, own property, claim a homestead, open a business, and in some territories even vote. So h...


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 2021-11-01  40m
 
 

episode 59: The Myth of the Manly Cowboy - Sex in the Wild West


At the heart of American masculinity lies the cowboy, a loner heartthrob who pulls himself up by his own bootstraps, rides off into the sunset, and don't need no help from nobody. Except he wasn't. Actual historical cowboys were nothing like that. So wha...


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 2021-10-04  49m
 
 

episode 58: The History of Gay Porn, Feat. The History of Gay Sex


Today's showcase episode traces the evolution of obscenity laws and the struggles of a community to obtain the kind of sex-positive, identity-affirming erotic material that most of us today of all orientations pretty much take for granted. Well, it wasn’...


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 2021-09-06  51m
 
 

episode 57: The Sex and Gender of Yours Truly (100K Download Special)


We've looked at sex and gender all across history, but what about me? What's my sex and gender? How do I attempt to live out a non-toxic straight male masculinity in the modern era? It's an exclusive tell-all exposé today as we celebrate 100,000 downloa...


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 2021-08-02  24m
 
 

episode 56: Male Witches - Viking Gender Benders


The seiðmaðr was a male witch, and when you think of witches as women, that’s how the Norse thought of them too. These men defied their culture’s gender norms, and for it they received ridicule, not unlike the phenomenon today of bronies – you know, gu...


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 2021-07-05  45m
 
 

episode 55: OG Gays in the Military: Ancient Greece's Sacred Band of Thebes: An Interview with James Romm


The Sacred Band of Thebes, comprised entirely of gay male lovers, was Ancient Greece’s original response to the gays in the military question. What was that like? How did it function? And what was its lasting legacy? That’s what we’re going to find out t...


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 2021-06-07  49m
 
 

episode 54: Victorian Secret: Vice in the Victorian Era


We all know the Victorians were notorious prudes about sex, right? But was that really true? Well, yes and no. The truth is, they were both prudish and prurient. The age of Victoria was bursting at the seams with variety as people coped with a new, massi...


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 2021-05-10  39m