Here is an interesting 2006 master thesis by Katherine Marie Klingerman (Louisiana State University):
Binding Femininity: An Examination of the Effects on Tightlacing on the Female Pelvis
Excerpt - "The repression of the female sex drive was paramount for the perpetuation of a moral society in Victorian England."
Wouldn't it be ironic that the very item (corset) meant to repress sexuality
actually produced the opposite, by the forcing of the blood into the groin area
and thus stimulating the wearer, as has been
theorized by some authorities!
"There is from page 68, entitled 'Appendix A: Traditions and Fetishes: The Corset Today' which includes a short passage regarding Cathy Jung and includes several familiar x-rays of her body. However, I am sure there is an error
which I feel I must point out: on page 68 it is quoted that Ms. Jung’s waist measures 11 inches in circumference, whereas we all know that it is stated in the Guinness Book of Records 2008 that Ms Jung's waist measures 15 inches. I
think this small matter should be made clear so that any unenlightened people in the Corset Community (though a small number I expect them to be) do not get the wrong information when they read the document."
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