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Enter the Male Homosexual: Discussing Victorian Sexology with Tom Crewe (John Addington Symonds, Henry Havelock Ellis, and Their Wives) -Part 2
July 29, 2023 · 41 min

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Part 2 of Andrew's chat with Tom Crewe continues! Tom left us on the edge of our seats when he discussed why water is such a male homoerotic symbol in literature. He begins here and then jumps right into the nuances of John Addington Symonds' marriage to a woman while having sexual affairs with men. Andrew asks Tom what happened when Symonds and Ellis theorized what it meant to be a "male homosexual"? Was anything lost because men who sexually desired other men could now be classified as a homosexual?

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