Historian Hanne Blank has a very important history of virginity coming out in early 2007–the result of four years’ work digging everywhere from medical libraries and age of consent laws to medieval theology and Seventeen magazine. Lucky for you, she’s decided to put some of her outtakes online, here.

Other new reads on the gender/sexuality shelf include S. Bear Bergman’s Butch is a Noun (click the link for an excerpt) and Sarah-Katherine Lewis’ Indecent.

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