Tenth Street Baths

Steaming the “Nefarious Sin”: Bathhouses and Homosexuality from the Victorian Era to the AIDS Epidemic

When and where public baths have been popular, they’ve meant different things to different cultures. They might be sites for socializing, religious purification, spiritual/bodily cleanliness, relaxation/pampering, public health/hygiene, homosocialiality, and, of course, sex, or some combination of those things. At the start of the twentieth century, single-gender communal bathhouses were Read more…

Recogimiento

Recogimiento: Virginity, Enclosure, and Female Virtue in Colonial Latin America

Listen, download, watch on YouTube, or scroll down for the transcript. Related Episodes: Coverture: Married Women and Legal Personhood in Britain Marriage in America: A Brief History What’s in a Name? North American Naming Conventions and the “Death” of Patrilineal Lines Transcript for “Recogimiento: Virginity, Enclosure, and Female Virtue in Colonial Read more…