Even though the Victorians were notoriously prudish (show a little too much ankle and your reputation would be destroyed forever), they were also obsessed with sex. The new project from Combustion Books promises to be “your guide to the sexy side of steampunk, covering everything from kinky Victorian sexuality to contemporary subcultural sex.”
Featuring everything from piercings to Victorian aphrodisiacs, burlesque, consent culture, and yes, DIY floggers made with bike tubes, this book has it all. Written mainly by in-house mad historian Professor Calamity, the team at Combustion (Margaret Killjoy, Luna &Miriam Roček) also consulted acclaimed author Alan Moore (From Hell, Watchmen).
The project will be funded on October 8th, and I mean really funded—they’ve raised over $9,000 (their Kickstarter goal was $2,200). Contribute today and get your own erotic tintype photograph (positive one-of-a-kind images developed directly onto aluminum plates).
*Update: buy it on Amazon: A Steampunk’s Guide to Sex