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Birth Control Is Legalized In The U.S.A. In 1960

May 14, 2021

The contraceptive pill first became available in 1960. It uses synthetic female hormones to control fertility and became commercially viable. (SSPL/Getty Images) The mo...

Doughboy Prophylactic: A Full History of Condoms And Pr...

March 7, 2021

Condoms may seem like a no-brainer when it comes to protected sex, but that hasn't always been the case. Despite the earliest birth control dating back to A...

1988: U.S. Supreme Court Defends Right To Satirize Publ...

February 24, 2021

In 1988, the king of filth went head-to-head with the leader of the moral majority in the Supreme Court, battling over what could and couldn't be said about...

Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch: The Father Of Masochism, Exp...

June 28, 2020

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch and Fanny Pistor Bogdanoff, c. 1870-1880 (note the whip). (Unknown author/Wikimedia Commons) Human sexuality is a vastly complicated...

Marquis De Sade: The Father Of Sadism, Explained

June 22, 2020

Poet, playwright, rebel, and seeker of erotic pleasure through all of its nuanced and varied means, the Marquis de Sade literally embodied sadism. This libidinous Fren...

The Elizabethan Era's Most Horrifying And Disgusting Re...

November 17, 2019

The Elizabethan era began on November 17, 1558, when Queen Elizabeth I ascended to the throne. The era is remembered as a time of beautiful clothing, luxurious h...