Welcome & Introduction


“It takes no compromise to give people their rights...it takes no money to respect the individual.
It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.”           
― Harvey Milk

This site was created by Brian M. Watson to serve as a starting place for students, teachers, and researchers interested in the history of sexuality, erotica, obscenity and pornography. It is, esentially, a fancy Libguide.

If you are not familiar with Libguide, Pitt's Libguide on Libguides is a great... libguide. Essentially, Libguides are documents created by librarians as starting places for looking to research a specific topic. This libguide's topic is sexual representation--the internet was made for it.

However it is a lot more than that—various subsections of this site provide:

  1. A list of relevant research archives from around the world.
  2. A list of digital archives or projects focused on the history of sexuality.
  3. A timeline of various events in the history of sexuality.
  4. A bibliography, organized by tags to aid in searching and research by discipline [more edits forthcoming].  

The Author

If you're bored, you can read about me (they/them) here: https://brimwats.com/