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Dec. 13, 2017, 5:03 a.m.

immiseration of erection labor only intensified in late capitalism

Through more discipline & punishment, men's erection labor was immiserated with the rise of factories. The immiseration has intensified in late capitalism. … Read the post immiseration of erection labor only intensified in late capitalism
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Dec. 10, 2017, 5:10 p.m.

trade slogans of Abbasid singing slave girls (qiyān) goaded men

Elite men in Abbasid Baghdad were cautious in engaging with singing slave girls (qiyān) professionally associated with sexual affairs. … Read the post trade slogans of Abbasid singing slave girls (qiyān) goaded men
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Dec. 10, 2017, 5:05 p.m.

desperate wives should try farting to get sex from husbands

According to a medieval Latin tale by Poggio, wives desperately seeking sex from their husbands should try farting, but not too often. … Read the post desperate wives should try farting to get sex from husbands
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Dec. 10, 2017, 5:01 p.m.

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Dec. 6, 2017, 5:01 a.m.

al-Alfiya, a thousand-man woman, shows intellectual decadence

Al-Alfiya, an ancient Indian empirical scholar of sex, had sex with a thousand men. Her sexual learning spread through Persia and the Islamic world. … Read the post al-Alfiya, a thousand-man woman, shows intellectual decadence
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Dec. 3, 2017, 5:10 p.m.

functioning penis should be appreciated as a blessed peacemaker

In the current age of misandry, Poggio's medieval Latin facetiae help to recover proper appreciation for the penis as a blessed peacemaker. … Read the post functioning penis should be appreciated as a blessed peacemaker
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Dec. 3, 2017, 5:05 p.m.

pathetic stupidity of cuckolds described in medieval Latin literature

Men today are encouraged to accept being cuckolded by their wives. Medieval Latin literature, in contrast, ridiculed cuckolds as pathetic, stupid men. … Read the post pathetic stupidity of cuckolds described in medieval Latin literature
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Dec. 3, 2017, 5:01 p.m.

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Nov. 29, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

preparing men for erection labor in the 13th-century Islamic world

Nāsir al-Dīn al-Tūsī's The Sultan's Potions exemplifies men's sexual responsibility to engage in back-breaking erection labor using arduous recipes. … Read the post preparing men for erection labor in the 13th-century Islamic world
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Nov. 26, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

the female gaze, gender oppression, and men putting meat on the table

The female gaze upon farm animals pushes men into the oppressive gender role of provider who must put his meat on the table for public validation. … Read the post the female gaze, gender oppression, and men putting meat on the table
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Nov. 26, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

husband’s sexual obligation to wife is matter of life & death

As Poggio documented, a medieval husband's sexual obligation to his wife went beyond the marital debt to saving her life and preserving her mental health. … Read the post husband’s sexual obligation to wife is matter of life & death
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Nov. 26, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

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Nov. 22, 2017, 5:01 a.m.

medieval education: teaching demonology of men’s sexuality

Egbert of Liège's Well-Laden Ship {Fecunda Ratis} instructed 11th-century school boys in demonology of men's sexuality. It urged silence & castration. … Read the post medieval education: teaching demonology of men’s sexuality
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Nov. 20, 2017, 5:09 p.m.

women’s superiority: the silliness of talk about gender equality

The eminent theologian Gregory of Nazianzus recognized that talk about gender equality is silliness. Women are socially superior to men under gynocentrism. … Read the post women’s superiority: the silliness of talk about gender equality
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Nov. 20, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

reconstructing ancient songs for schoolboys: Juvenal vs. sugar & spice

Medieval schoolboys probably were taught to sing notated versions of Juvenal's Satire 6, a worthy counterpoint to modern nursery rhymes celebrating girls. … Read the post reconstructing ancient songs for schoolboys: Juvenal vs. sugar & spice
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Nov. 20, 2017, 4:49 p.m.

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Nov. 10, 2017, 3:54 a.m.

social construction of sexual culpability in classical Arabic poetry

Classical Arabic poetry recited in the eleventh-century Ḥikāyat Abī al-Qāsim both celebrates men's sexuality and gender-attributes all moral wrong to it. … Read the post social construction of sexual culpability in classical Arabic poetry
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Nov. 5, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

medieval scholar at University of Paris wretched like courtly lover

The twelfth-century Latin Architrenius describes a scholar at the University of Paris. He was as wretched as a courtly lover. … Read the post medieval scholar at University of Paris wretched like courtly lover
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Nov. 5, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

laughter of cuckolds hides contempt for men, beauty, and humanity

The Ḥikāyat Abī al-Qāsim unleashes harsh invective against disparaging men's for appreciating women's beauty and the superficial laughter of cuckolds. … Read the post laughter of cuckolds hides contempt for men, beauty, and humanity
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Nov. 5, 2017, 8:20 p.m.