IAmA heyheymse from AskHistorians, I have a degree in Ancient History with a specialty in Roman Sexuality. AMA!
I'm heyheymse, I was recently answering a question on oral sex throughout history and my answer was put up in /r/bestof. People suggested I do an AMA, so here I am!
A little about me: I'm American, but my degree is from the University of St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland. I currently live in Louisiana and I'm the program manager of a nonprofit that does after school music education in elementary schools. Prior to that I was a middle school English teacher. So I never get the chance to talk about my degree subject, and this has been really fun for me!
Here's me with my dissertation, an examination of Roman sexual morality/immorality through the epigrams of Martial, the hilarious and delightfully filthy Roman poet of the late 1st century, on the day I handed it in.
Here's me today so you know this is actually me.
If you need any other proof, let me know! And as I offered in the /r/AskHistorians post, if you'd like to read my dissertation, PM me. If I haven't answered your PM yet, please have patience - I have kind of been inundated with requests, which is hugely flattering but it also takes a while.
Me rogate quidvis, omnes!