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André du Laurens

16th century French medical writer who discussed the function of the clitoris and its relation to lesbianism.

LHMP entry

Medical references to sex between women include several on the “rediscovery of the clitoris” theme as well as pseudo-medical explanations for same-sex desire, plus some titillating orientalism. Several of the texts cited here are classical but formed part of the corpus of standard medical literature in the Renaissance.

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