Sunday, January 16, 2011

Victorians had Sex? Hear All About it 2/13/2011

Victorians had sex? ...Hard to believe, but let's face it, we wouldn't be here if they didn't!

Come explore the bedroom of yesteryear in the Hoosier Chapter, Victorian Society in America's first event of 2011.

Hosted at the beautifully restored Fishback-Annis House, home of Events on Delaware, 1101 N. Delaware Street at 2pm on Sunday, February 13, 2011.

We welcome HVSA members and the general public to hear "Lie Still and Think of the Empire: Love, Sex and Marriage in Victorian America," lead by Professor Karen Lystra, of California State University, Fullerton and author of "Searching the Heart: Women, Men, and Romantic Love in Nineteenth Century America."

The talk will challenge the still-dominant stereotype of Victorian culture that characterizes couples as prudish and sexually repressed, marriage as loveless, marital sex as aimed almost exclusively at reproduction, courtship as chaperoned and sexless, and women as raised to be passionless and men to to seek fun and sexual release with prostitutes.

Using love letters, Lystra will bring the audience into the Victorian parlor and bedroom to see and hear the real Victorian experience of sex and love which is full of erotic passion and romantic love.

Bring a copy of the book with you and Karen will gladly autograph it for you!

Admission Pricing: Current HVSA members, free
Public, $3 per person or 2 for $5

**-OR- become a member of HVSA, get admission to this event and save $5 off membership. Individual memberships, normally $40 will be $35 and Family membership, normally $50 will be $45.

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