The History of Vibrators, Virginity and Sex with Kate Lister
This week, Hannah is joined by Kate Lister, a lecturer at Leeds Trinity who specialises in the history of sexuality and created the popular Whores of Yore platform. They chat about why studying the history of sex is so important, and whether we are now a more sexually liberated society. Kate shares some myths around the history of sex, including around the invention of vibrators, and why ideas around virginity and masturbation haven’t actually changed that much throughout history. Finally, Hannah and Kate talk about why it’s so difficult to discuss the history of sex as it’s such a hidden history.