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The Sex Lives of Victorians

Dr. Clelia Duel Mosher conducted sex surveys of women between 1982 and 1920, during which time she profiled the thoughts and feelings of forty five women. The papers were stored in a library and only discovered by accident in 1973. The questionnaires were turned into a book, Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America by Stanford historian Estelle Freedman and John D’Emilio, which cause great excitement amongst feminist scholars.

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