From the 16th century to the eighteenth century, hermaphrodites have been mentioned and depicted in quite a number creative, mythological, clinical and erotic contexts. Early smooth Hermaphrodites appears to be like at a few of these representations to discover the tales they inform approximately ambiguous intercourse and gender in early smooth England. Gilbert examines the customarily contradictory ways that hermaphrodites have been represented as either religious beliefs and sexual grotesques; as freaks, erotic gadgets and clinical curiosities' and as literary metaphors and symptoms of social decay.

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