Friday, January 20, 2012

Historical facts about women's sexual emancipation

1. Once the head of the censorship of Hollywood, Will Hayes received a note stating that came out in theaters Czech film "Ecstasy" (1933) is a very dangerous and improper. The painting was a nude scene in the water, which caused great controversy. He also became the first film is not pornographic content, which was shown to the female orgasm (although the frame could be seen only by the person the actress). Banned movies to be shown in many cinemas of the USA.

2. In an era when women could not vote, have bank accounts or get a divorce from their husbands, Margaret Sanger, a nurse from New York, opened the first clinic in the U.S. history of birth control. In 1921 she founded the American birth control league (born American Birth Control League), then renamed to Planned Parenthood. Margaret is actively advocated for women's essential information on contraception.16 historical facts about women's sexual emancipation


Ernst Grafenberg
3. G-spot was discovered by the German gynecologist Ernst Grafenberg (left). In the 1940s, he first identified the so-called erogenous zone (which is first named point Grafenberga). The term "point G» did not enter into the popular lexicon until the 1980s, until the researcher Beverly Uyppl from Rutgers University (right) has not published a book The G-Spot and Other Discoveries about Human Sexuality. Became a bestseller, the book has been translated into 19 languages.16 historical facts about women's sexual emancipation

Alfred Kinsey
4. Dr. Alfred Kinsey was a famous biologist in the first half of the 20th century, but not because of what is involved in a comprehensive study of the wasps. Beginning in the 1930s, Kinsey began to conduct the first scientific research in the field of human sexuality. For two decades he studied 18,000 people. His detailed questionnaires, published as the "Kinsey Reports" (Eng. The Kinsey Reports), was released in 1948 and 1953. In them, he picked up previously untouched subject of homosexuality and prostitution. In his second book «Sexual Behaviour in the Human Female» (Sexual behavior of women), he argued, among other things, that women who have had premarital sex were more likely to be a happy marriage.William Masters and

Virginia Johnson
William Masters and Virginia Johnson
5. In 1950, William Masters and Virginia Johnson scored hundreds of volunteers to play various sexual acts in the laboratory, to better explore the sexual response of the organism. Over 30 years of the Masters, a professor of gynecology at the University of Washington, and his assistant, and later his wife, Johnson worked closely with hundreds of volunteers aged 18 to 89 years. They want people to expand their knowledge about human sexuality. As a couple, they expanded the scope of what is called "normal" behavior, allowing women more freedom to experiment with their sexuality.

6. Before the models dressed in bathing suits separate, appeared on the cover of Playboy and Sports Illustrated, a bikini was considered highly questionable piece of clothing. In 1946, two competing French designer competed to create the smallest bathing suit in the world. One of them, Louis Reard named his swimsuit after Bikini Atoll, part of a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean, where the Americans conducted nuclear tests. His new bathing suit was considered so scandalous that had to hire a stripper Reardu for his first demonstration. And though it happened a decade before the sexual revolution of the 1960s, the bikini has become a symbol of women's freedom.

7. The first development of tablets related to birth control, have been submitted to the FDA - Food and Drug Administration (Office of the Food and Drug Administration) in 1957. The tablets were designed to treat menstrual disorders or infertility. In 1960, the manufacturer presented an oral contraceptive FDA approval, but to prevent pregnancy. By 1964, the tablets were the most popular form of birth control in the United States.

8. Cosmopolitan magazine was first released in the U.S. in 1886 and declared a "first-class magazine for family reading." Cosmopolitan 1960 differed from its predecessor in that it printed articles about sex and women's health. Also, it was first published an article about birth control. Cosmopolitan remains the most popular women's magazine in the U.S..

9. Published in 1971, 138-page brochure, the book Our Bodies, Ourselves was subsequently published by the publishing house Simon & Schuster and sold over four million copies. The book covers all topics, from sex and birth control before birth and orgasm. It was the first guide, written by women for women. Its 40th anniversary this year will celebrate the new edition of the book.

10. In 1973, a turning point in history was the decision of the Supreme Court to legalize abortion. Now, to terminate a pregnancy for women has become easier and safer. 22-year-old Norma MakKorvi, a single mother, pregnant for the third time, took the pseudonym Jane Roe. The court ruled in her favor by repealing state laws prohibiting abortion. It was a great victory for advocates of women would make such a choice.

11. This sex shop in London, named Ann Summers, one of the first women-focused magazine in the UK of its kind. But it will take four years, and in 1974 in the United States Del Williams, right activist, will open a shop called Eve's Garden. Twenty years later the shop Toys in Babeland (now called Babeland) to become the largest center of retail sex toys for women.

12. As a student at Columbia University and studying the social history, Sher Hite in five years conducted a survey of 3,000 women. She asked them to describe their sexual habits, from sensations during orgasm and ending with sexual frustration. In 1976 she published a book called The Hite Report volume of 600 pages, which described their observations and conclusions. It Hite disclosed the fact that 70 percent of women can not achieve orgasm during intercourse, but almost all reach it during masturbation.

Jane Fonda
13. Quite unexpected was the fact that the first female orgasm from oral sex has been featured in a film about the Vietnam War. This happened in 1978 when the film screens out "Homecoming", where the starring Jane Fonda and Jon Voight. In the controversial scene, took part, actress Jane Fonda, a politically active woman who was in a love triangle. And she Fund has long been a defender of sexual rights of women.

Restless Heart
14. The forerunner of the film "Sex and another city," which describes the lesbian relationship, was the film "The Misfits heart." He talks about two women who loved each other in the 1950s. For many years the subject of homosexuality was taboo in the movie, but the 1970s and 1980s, a breakthrough in this field. In 1985 the film was made, where the lesbian love scenes were first shown on the screen. Low-budget film created a sensation. He got a special jury prize at the festival Sundance. Following this success, the theme of lesbian relationships began to rise in many Hollywood films.

15. If you choose one person, which has the merit of transforming pop culture in the sexual power, then surely that person would be Madonna. In 1990, a young pop star went on a tour Blond Ambition. At a speech titled «Like a Virgin» she portrayed the act of masturbating in front of thousands of fans. Dressed in a famous corset with conical bra, she eloquently writhed on the bed, covered with red satin bedspread. Madonna has always been bold in this regard. It continues today to inspire people to sexual freedom, while maintaining the focus of their sexuality.

16. In 2008, Newsweek magazine published an article about lubricants and vibrators that suburban retailers simply swept off the shelves. What caused such a large demand for these products? This can be only one answer: download Sex and the City. Shaw, who for six seasons walked the channel HBO, also falls on channel TBS. He was something of an aphrodisiac for people around the world. This is the first episode, where the topic of sex comes to the fore.

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