If we were to speak of literature in a crowded bar, I would probably turn to you and turn your attention to the steamier side of it. Love, sex, between humans of all types. And thus it is, that when I found this book in a Trotskyist second hand bookstore, it felt like destiny. Joseph … More Hans Christian Anderson Visits A Brothel
Tribbing Refers to “scissoring” which is when two people rub their vulvas and clitoris together as a form of non-penetrative sex. Not specific to humans, this behaviour is also observed in nature. In particular bonobo monkeys, where vulva to vulva genital rubbing is common (about once every two hours).  If you’ve frequented sites with erotic content, you’re … More Banging Shields Together, Medieval Tribbing
Surely you have heard of A Thousand and One Arabian Nights… but did you know that many of the tales are erotic in nature? Here is my second tale for you, an anecdote told by Abu al-Ainah. The debate about whether it is better to have sex with young or old men is, as we … More The Arabian Nights – A Youth or a Ripe Man?
Becoming a priest did not exempt you from the weaknesses of the flesh. Many priests wrote sermons and poetry about their own struggles with desire. Some of this poetry revealed that these priests had sex with both men and women*. While it is debated whether or not these poems are truly personal or just echoes … More Bisexual Priests, Eleventh Century
Surely you have heard of A Thousand and One Arabian Nights… but did you know that many of the tales are erotic? Here is the first of several stories that I will eventually tell you, of Harun al-Rashid and the contest for his principal merchandise. It is related that one night Harun al-Rashid, lying between … More The Arabian Nights – Al-Rashid Judges of Love
A very long time ago, I stumbled across the Song of Solomon in Sunday School. I was told that it was a poem about love and beauty. It was only much later that I realised how much erotic imagery lies in this poem. Descriptions of bodies and pleasure are older than the Bible – so … More Song of Solomon, The Bible
You can be forgiven for loathing Shakespeare if you were forced to study him in school. Revisit him as an adult, however, and you will quickly find his work filled with erotic allusions. Here, Venus is trying to seduce Adonis, presenting a tantalising offer that they role play as a park and deer. He may … More Venus and Adonis, Shakespeare