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“Pain and at the same time the pleasure” – can Roman ‘genital massage’ inspire an Age of Great American Sex?

In an article in The Atlantic on 14 May, journalist Andy Isaacson investigates the design of sex toys, and how their marketing has changed over time.  He talked to Helen King, Professor of Classical Studies at The Open University, about … Continue reading

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BBC2 Tues 24th, 9pm: Meet the Romans: Streetlife

Streetlife Episode 2 of 3, In this programme, Professor Mary Beard descends into the city streets to discover the dirt, crime, sex and slum conditions in the world’s first high-rise city. This Rome is not the marble Rome we know, … Continue reading

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