Intimate Lives: The History of Sex and Desire in Edinburgh’s Old Town - Preview

Not for the easily embarrassed, this in-depth tour of Gladstone's Land looks at the history of sex in Edinburgh.

Intimate Lives: The History of Sex and Desire in Edinburgh’s Old Town - Preview

About Intimate Lives: The History of Sex and Desire in Edinburgh’s Old Town - Preview

Intimate Lives: The History of Sex and Desire in Edinburgh's Old Town (16+) PREVIEW

Not for the easily embarrassed, this in-depth tour of Gladstone's Land looks at the history of sex in Edinburgh, covering fascinating topics including contraception, masturbation, sex work and LGBT+ relationships. Includes some very crude (but historically correct) language.

Join us for a special tour launch including light refreshments and props!

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