A collaborative, international, and peer-reviewed blog promoting critical discussions of the history of sex and sexuality.

NOTCHES is a peer-reviewed history of sexuality blog that features critical and accessible discussions about the histories of sex and sexuality across period, theme and region. Notches' international collective of editors and contributors emphasize the ways in which the history of sexuality animates present-day societies, politics, economies and cultures while revealing the complexity and diversity of the past. Read more about the history of sexuality at


Justin Bengry @JustinBengry

Gillian Frank @1gillianfrank1

Agnes Arnold-Forster @agnesjuliet

Rachel Hope Cleves @rachelcleves

Lauren Gutterman

Katherine Harvey @keharvey2013

Julia Laite @JuliaLaite

Devin McGeehan Muchmore

Amy Tooth Murphy

Nicole Pacino @nicki_pac

Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci

Sarah E. Watkins @SarahEWatkins

Neil J. Young @NeilJYoung17