quotes tagged with 'sexuality'

The men looked what they were, British to the bone; no one could take them for any other nation a mile off. Clean, straight, thin, sunburnt, clear-eyes, all at their Active Service best, no pallid rolls of fat on their faces like the French.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 27Saved by highflyingbabe in patriotism duty masculinity sexuality 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

as the work became still lighter and the weather still warmer, we too had our sex-incidents

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 327Saved by highflyingbabe in gender sexuality trauma 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

from the constant handling of their lean, muscular bodies, I came to understand the essential cleanliness, the innate nobility, of sexual love on its physical side.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 166Saved by highflyingbabe in body masculinity sexuality intimacy touch 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Short of actually going to bed with them, there was hardly an intimate service that I did not perform for one or another in the course of four years, and I still have reason to be thankful for the knowledge of masculine functioning which the care of them gave me, and for my early release for the sex-inhibitions

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 165Saved by highflyingbabe in masculinity gender youth femininity sexuality touch 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Throughout my two decades of life, I have never looked upon the nude body of an adult male; I had never even seen a naked boy-child since the nursery days when, at the age of four or five, I used to share my evening baths with Edward.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 165Saved by highflyingbabe in masculinity gender youth femininity sexuality 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

almost every girl left school with only two ambitions-to return at the first possible moment to impress her school-fellows with the glory of a grown-up toilette, and to get engaged before everybody else.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 33Saved by highflyingbabe in body gender youth femininity sexuality touch 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

there is a frightful compromise which generates a sense of impropriety in the act of witnessing, of the nurse registering the shame of the patient at his awareness of the nurse's knowledge.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 225Saved by highflyingbabe in experience knowledge witness sexuality touch 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

men's bodies are like clothes to be mended, food to be cooked, metal to be beaten back to shape.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 220Saved by highflyingbabe in body masculinity gender sexuality horror Borden 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

vertiginous movement between abjection and desire, the shattered ruins of the battlefields and the longing for that one perfect body.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 211Saved by highflyingbabe in body sexuality intimacy touch brittain 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

does physical revulsion induce a reciprocal need for physical union, even erotic contact, as if only the coming together of healthy bodies in a context of wholeness and pleasure could sooth the daily assault on the most intimate of human senses?

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 210Saved by highflyingbabe in relationship sexuality intimacy horror trauma touch wound 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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