They also believed you had to have an orgasm to get pregnant. It's in all the literature. But they look like they're having fun. A woman's orgasm was incredibly important in Victorian times. We asked Lister to talk us through it this golden age of rudeness, and why it all looks so fun.
Jaliyah. Age: 25.
In the archival imagery, do any themes stand out?
Liana. Age: 21.
The Unbridled Joy of Victorian Porn
And occasionally you just get flashes in these pictures, that they actually care about each other. There's lots of weeing on stuff. So there's a taxidermy dog, or a pig, or just someone's thinking, "Do I need a broom here?