Clelia Mosher: The Coolest Sex Researcher You’ve Never Heard Of

Thanks to Wikimedia for the image, which is currently in the public domain.

Sex research as a science pretty much started with the pioneering works of Kinsey and his contemporaries, right? Well, not quite. Dr. Clelia Mosher was surveying married women about their feelings towards sex as early as the 1890s. Not all Victorian women were prudes, it turns out, since many of them thought of sex as something that fueled their partnerships or was pleasurable in its own right. Unfortunately, Dr. Mosher’s findings remained buried in archives for decades. Read more about Dr. Mosher here, and join me in remembering her as one awesome researcher.

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Jeana Jorgensen, PhD recently completed her doctoral degree in folklore and gender studies at Indiana University. She studies fairy tales and other narratives, dance, body art, feminist theory, digital humanities, and gender identity.