Breaking: Victorian women liked sex!

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As with a restrictive corset worn for far too long, it's time to free yourself of the notion of Victorian women as the epitome of sexual prudishness. An article in Stanford Magazine (via Boing Boing) details the findings of a little known sex survey started in 1892 by Dr. Clelia Duel Mosher that is believed to be the oldest of its kind. Long before the famous Alfred Kinsey was even a glimmer in his parents' eyes, the Stanford professor daringly sat down to ask women about the most intimate aspects of their lives. The results, which were hidden away until 1973, are fascinating and, as the magazine puts it, reveal that "Victorian women weren't so Victorian after all."

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