Greater economic and social freedom allowed them gradually to be able to determine how they could form relationships and families.
When early sexologists in the late 19th century began to categorize and describe homosexual behavior, hampered by a lack of knowledge about homosexuality or women's sexuality, they distinguished lesbians as women who did not adhere to female gender roles and incorrectly designated them mentally ill—a designation which has been reversed in the global scientific community.All but disappeared during the Middle Ages, they made a comeback after the Renaissance. In the 19th century, lesbianism became more openly discussed and found its way into many fields of art.In France the influence of Charles Baudelaire is considered crucial, on literature as well as on the visual arts, Gustave Courbet's Le Sommeil (1866) illustrates a scene from the 1835 story "Mademoiselle de Maupin" by Théophile Gautier (though Baudelaire's "Delphine et Hippolyte" from Les fleurs is also cited as an inspiration but Courbet's painting is credited with inspiring others to depict "sapphic couple[s]", which in turn led to "soften[ing] taboos by revealing love between women and forcing society to see those whom it regarded as deviants and sinners." Nonetheless, the audience for such artwork was predominantly male (Courbet's painting was commissioned by a profligate Turkish diplomat), therefore "the term lesbian should perhaps be provided with quotation marks, insofar as we are dealing with images made by men, for men, and in which the very disposition of the women's bodies declares that they are arranged more for the eyes of the viewer than for those of one another." In 19th century French painting, lesbianism was often depicted within the context of Orientalism, and was thus apt to be affected by the era's colonialism and imperialism; as a result, assumptions regarding race and class informed the images, especially when lesbianism was linked to harem and brothel scenes.1hOne Night Mature Lesbian Teacher Seduces Teenage Student 016 2hJapanese Lesbians Help with Masturbation The Voyeur: Multiple Orgasms In Lesbian Orgy Long movie, but awesome lesbian action It's been awhile let's enjoy it slowly Jackie Marie enjoys lesbian sex with an experienced woman Women Incredible blonde teen lesbians part 1 Moretta in si masturba nel solarium e viene vista da bionda Family Therapist 4 1hLesbian Salvation 2hGirl Kush 2 Lesbian Fullmovie Girl on girl shower fun Lesbian PornLesbian Lovers Mother comforts daughter What would your husband do...?1hMy mom prefers girls Stepmom helps Stacked Ebony Daughter feel Sexy Karlee Grey with her stepmom Mindi Mink PUSSY LOVERS 2 Seduction Lesbians Are Beautiful Mother spreads her legs for her stepdaughter The Roman Dreams: Submissive Slave As A Leg Stand Who is the 1 in the pink shirt?????And it only keeps on getting larger and larger, thanks to its regular nice-sized updates!
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Lesbianism in erotica deals with depictions in the visual arts of lesbianism, which is the expression of female-to-female sexuality.
Lesbianism has been a theme in erotic art since at least the time of ancient Rome, and many regard depictions of lesbianism (as for sexuality in general) to be erotic.
The term lesbian is also used to express sexual identity or sexual behavior regardless of sexual orientation, or as an adjective to characterize or associate nouns with female homosexuality or same-sex attraction.
The concept of "lesbian", to differentiate women with a shared sexual orientation, is a 20th-century construct.
Women in homosexual relationships responded to this designation either by hiding their personal lives or accepting the label of outcast and creating a subculture and identity that developed in Europe and the United States.