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L'article "From Virginity to Orgasm: Marriage and Sexuality in Twentieth-century Greece" co-écrit par Kostis Gkotsinas, membre scientifique de l’École française d'Athènes, Efi Avdela, Despo Kritsotaki et Dimitra Vassiliadou, vient de paraître dans la revue à comité de lecture Journal of Family History.


Abstract
This article charts the gradual sexualization of marriage in twentieth-century Greece, exploring both expert and lay ideas. First, through official writings and marital correspondence, it sketches the subtle transformation of the nineteenth-century ideal of conjugal love into a more sexualized emotion by the turn of the century. Then, it analyzes the writings of “sex experts” and the correspondence with their clients, showcasing how sexual pleasure became a priority within marriage after World War II. Lastly, the records of a postwar mental health service show that by the late 1970s, the consensus on the importance of mutual sexual satisfaction was being established.


















 

 








 

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KASOS. - Épaves
Au large de l’île de Kasos, la recherche sous-marine menée par G. Koutsouphlakis et X. Argyri (Éphorie des Antiquités sous-marines, Ethniko Idryma Ereunon) a mis au jour en 2019 cinq nouvelles épaves et les vestiges probables d’une installation portuaire.
Une épave de la fin de l’époque classique contenait cinq ancres pyramidales (fig. 1). La...
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