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The Beggar's Benison: Sex Clubs of Enlightenment Scotland and Their Rituals
Two clubs, dedicated to proclaiming the joys of libertine sex, thrived in mid and late 18th-century Scotland. The Beggar's Benison (1732), starting from local roots in Fife, became large and sprawling, with branches in Edinburgh, Glasgow - and St Petersburg. As a toast The Beggar's Benison was drunk at aristocratic dinners in London as a coded reference to sex, and the Pri ...more
Hardcover, 266 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by Tuckwell Press, Ltd.
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