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11 Odd Bits of Victorian Sex Advice

11 Odd Bits of Victorian Sex Advice

Below are 11 nuggets of Victorian sex wisdom—good, bad, and otherwise—published between 1837 and 1901. To prevent STIs, give sex workers \"free\" examinations. Looking to the city of Bordeaux, France, for inspiration, where sex workers were subjected to forced examinations once a week, Hill explained that “Those who come on Tuesday and Wednesday are examined gratuitously. Dr. James Teller points out that a person’s sex organs do a lot of good. Dr. Eugène Becklard goes further, recommending marriage—and presumably the sex it affords—as a cure for some decidedly Victorian ailments.

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