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Self Gratification in 1600’s England: an interview with Paige Donaghy

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For the 12th of April edition of Friday Drive, presenter Holly wanted to explore an interesting concept that she came across from an article in The Conversation.

Titled “Lascivious virgins and lustful itches: women’s masturbation in early England”, the article explored women and masturbation in the 1600’s and how it differs to how it might be viewed in our modern society. Paige Donaghy, a PhD student from the University of Queensland joined Drive host Holly live for a chat about masturbation, how it was looked at at the time and what has changed since way back then. Given we’ve just come off of Women’s History Month, we thought we’d try something a little different!



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