Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners - Therese Oneill

And while I'm all for enlightened sexuality, reading about Victorian hygiene practices and theories makes even the suggestion of oral sex in a historical romance a bit nauseating.  For all of our sakes, I'm NOT going to quote the passage from historical texts on how one should maintain cleanliness of their genitals (and the state therein).


The book is told (in second person, directed at a 21st century reader who finds themselves back in time) with wit in the face of some rather unsettling and disturbing beliefs about behavior and health.


Not a full overview on Victorian life, but instead, as the title promises, looking at "sex, marriage, and manners" that a woman of at least some means would face.