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UnspeakableA Life beyond Sexual Morality$
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Rachel Hope Cleves

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780226733531

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226733678.001.0001

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Moving Along

Moving Along

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(p.199) Chapter Fifteen Moving Along
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Unspeakable
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Rachel Hope Cleves

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226733678.003.0018

During the 1930s, Norman Douglas and Pino Orioli went on many walking tours in Italy, Austria, and India, sometimes in the company of other friends, like Richard Aldington and Charles Prentice. When Douglas and Orioli traveled together, they spent a lot of time soliciting boys and youth for sex. Their encounters were typically ephemeral and commercial in nature. However, when they returned to places they had visited before, boys they had met during previous visits would often seek the men out as companions. Orioli kept diaries of their sex tourism that are among the most explicit sources in the archive of Douglas's life history. These diaries are important because they eliminate any confusion about the nature of the sexual acts that Douglas solicited from boys, which included anal sex, oral sex, and manual stimulation. Douglas and Orioli circulated typescripts of the diaries to friends and adapted a couple of the diaries for publication. The rise of fascism eventually put an end to the men's travels. In 1936, Douglas was arrested during a trip to Vorarlberg. Released after a week, he fled Austria, never to return.

Keywords:   Norman Douglas, Pino Orioli, Italy, India, sex tourism, boys, prostitution, anal sex, oral sex, Fascism

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