• Ep. 3: Pornography, Pleasure and the Press

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Oct 18 2018
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Podcast
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  • Summary

  • This episode will penetrate some of the secrets of Victorian sexuality, public and private and will challenge some deeply held misconceptions.

    We tend to think of the Victorians as dyed in the wool prudes, and we have latched onto the idea that the Victorians felt their values of self-discipline, temperance and hard work were threatened by the temptations of the flesh. This episode will show in enjoyable detail that ordinary Victorians’ attitudes to sex was for the most part enthusiastic, unembarrassed and surprisingly well informed. Apart, that is, from one secret sexual practice that was loathed, feared and tragically misunderstood.

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Electrolysis

Excellent treatment as usual . Always so good at Nara whatever treatments you have.
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  • William and Marie
  • 05-07-22

Stephen Fry never disappoints

I love quirky history so this was great. Stephen Fry is an amazing narrator. I will be listening to the whole series.

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  • jack
  • 11-12-20

Interesting history lesson

Excellent narration of an interesting part of history. This my second audible of Fry's and I'm hooked.

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  • Jul
  • 28-09-20

definitely different

This series paints quite a different light on this period, than we normally think of. Truth and history are my preferred choice.