Betwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society


The History of the Clitoris

Ep. 64

It’s so important that it’s been ‘discovered’ at least twice, but what is the clitoris and why has it previously been so hard to find?

The clitoris is the human female’s most erogenous zone, and is responsible for 75% of women’s orgasms. So why has it been so overlooked and demonised, and how have people sought to control female pleasure through it?

Kate is joined by Sarah Chadwick, author of ‘The Sweetness of Venus’ to discuss the stimulating history of the clitoris.

Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Mixed by Thomas Ntinas.

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Betwixt the Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society. A podcast by History Hit.

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