I’m pleased to welcome Leigh Court as my guest today.
Thank you for having me, Anna.
Victorian England (1837 – 1901) was a very sexually-repressed age, which is actually a little hard to believe, since Queen Victoria had nine children and must have had an active love life!
At one point during her reign, even table legs needed to be covered, lest they remind the male species of women’s legs. And a glimpse of an actual female ankle beneath a woman’s gown was considered scandalous. Needless to say, female sexual satisfaction was a very low priority during this time. Sexual frustration among women – the irritability, short-temperedness, difficulty sleeping, and other symptoms that can result – was considered to be a medical condition which doctors called Hysteria. They treated suffering women with a manual pelvic massage to ease the symptoms.
In my story, The Disciplinarian’s Daughter (Secrets, Volume 31), doctor Trevor Markham recognizes hysteria for what it truly is, and sets out on a noble experiment to discover techniques women could use to satisfy themselves if their husbands neglected or ignored this marital responsibility. He just didn’t count on innocent Amelia Ashworth being the lady who responded to his ad for a virgin volunteer! His experiments result in a romantic roller coaster of a story.
In real life, toward the end of the Victorian era – and with help from the advent of electricity – Dr. Joseph Mortimer Granville patented the first electromechanical vibrator around 1880. And women have been thanking him ever since! I hope you’ll enjoy The Disciplinarian’s Daughter, which is the much-asked-for sequel to my story, The Disciplinarian, in Secrets, Volume 15.
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Only virgins need apply…
20-year-old Amelia Ashworth is desperate to get away from her miserable home life and the cold, domineering aunt and uncle who took her in after her parents died. But to do that, Amelia needs a job. And as a proper lady, she has no work experience. So when she reads an ad to take part in a ‘scientific study of virgins,’ the incredible five-thousand pound fee it offers seems like the answer to her prayers…
Trevor Markham knows the scandalous scientific study he’s planned will outrage society, but he firmly believes it will ultimately benefit Victorian women. He just never expected the virgin who responded to his ad to be such a beautiful temptation. As he struggles to hold the line between his professional conduct and his personal feelings, nothing can prepare him for the shocking discovery of the true identity of his perfect virgin…