By Anthony Joseph for MailOnline. At a time when homosexuality was a criminal offence and harsh sentences were brought down upon gay men, these images of male affection from the 19th century are truly remarkable. Embracing each other, holding hands and reclining together, these incredible black-and-white photographs provide a rare glimpse into men showing physical love to other men in the s and early s. The images, taken from various websites, capture Victorian and early-twentieth century males in intimate positions - and showing a daring amount of openness with one another for the time. There is little information about the individuals in the photos and it is quite extraordinary that these images still survive - as many old photos of homosexual couples are believed to have been purposely destroyed by family members.
Photographs capture century-old scenes of male intimacy
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Some people can identify a defining moment in their childhood - an incident that brings an idea to mind which is then indelibly fixed in the psyche. For Gelding - an adopted alias for the American internet guru to all wanna-be eunuchs - that moment came when he was 12 years old and thrown against an older boy in a packed bus. The pain was as piercing as the pleasure. And so began a lifetime's quest to be castrated. Men who want to be castrated fit no stereotype, have no common neuroses or childhood experience. Some are androgynous types thin and underdeveloped who want to remain in a prepubescent, asexual phase, others are eroto-phobes who don't like to feel driven by their libidos and want to become surgically tranquillised. Some want to be feminised, a few - known as nullos or smoothies - want to become nullified by having their penis removed along with their testicles.
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Welcome to rodo , a collection of dark and interesting stories that have been culled from the Internet. These are stories that appealed to readers of a certain sense of fantasty. They are intended to only be fantasty, there is no "real life" involved. Many of the stories have a supernatural or fantastic aspect to them. Previously, this site was a forum.