Theresa Berkley, BDSM escort and madam

For some reason sex seems so much more delicious when thought of in restrained historical contexts; as children we learned about the morals and good deeds of men and women throughout history, and of the progression of civil rights and equality. As adults we can look at those same time periods—Victorian England, Puritanical New England, late 19th-century France—with a grownup eye that exposes the seedy underbelly of what lust and love ran underneath the starched collars and trim boots. Continue reading

Madams of the Old West

Often called “soiled doves” or “scarlet ladies”, prostitutes and madams who operated parlor houses, cribs and brothels in frontier towns during the days of the “Old West” were a normal part of the social fabric that made up this subsection of society. Many of the madams and prostitutes represented the only women in some frontier camps and were considered “necessary evils” Continue reading