The Long Sexual Revolution: English Women, Sex, and Contraception, 1800-1975

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CONTENTS
List of Figuresxi
List of Tablesxii
Abbreviationsxiv
Introduction1
PART I Inventing Contraception
1.Birth Rates and Women's Bodies: Reproductive Labour11
2.'Nature is a Blind Dirty Old Toad': The Withdrawal Method40
3.'Conferring a Premium on the Destruction of Female Morals': Fertility Control and Sexuality in the Early to Mid-Nineteenth Century62
4.'One Man is as Good as Another in that Respect': Women and Sexual Abstinence90
5.Mastering the Sexual Self: Contraception and Sexuality 1890s–1950s122
6.'Physical “Open Secrets”': Hygiene, Masturbation, Bowel Control, and Abstinence143
PART II Sexuality and Sex Manuals
7.English Sexuality in the Twentieth Century: Ignorance, Silence, and Gendered Sexual Cultures165
8.'The Wonderful Tides': Sexual Emotion and Sexual Ignorance in the 1920s187

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