often so sexually aroused

March 12, 2020

Interestingly, the historic case of 1868 in England that first defined obscenity — known among lawyers as the Hicklin decision — evolved out of the prosecution of a pamphlet describing how priests were often so sexually aroused while hearing women’s confessions that they sometimes masturbated and even copulated with their repentant subjects in the confessional.

Gay Talese
Thy Neighbour’s Wife

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