So medical ideas of sex in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries began to stress the importance of sexuality, but also its complications and dangers: This manual included chapters with titles like:. Genji, for his part, or so one is informed, found the boy more attractive than his chilly sister". The death penalty for sodomy or buggery was mentioned in all the major law codes of thirteenth century Europe. Shudo had its early beginnings in the Kamakura period in the s, and reached its peak in Foucault, Use of Pleasure, p.
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Nevertheless, references do exist, and they become more numerous in the Heian periodroughly in the 11th century. This may indicate that the mores surrounding appropriate homosexual conduct for men had changed rapidly in the course of one-to-two centuries. They gave several reasons why more witches should be women than men: As Marx wrote in
Official attitudes to lesbianism were shown all too clearly in when the novel The Well of Loneliness, by Radclyffe Hall, was tried for obscenity.