Sex and Punishment

    Sex and Punishment

    Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire

    Eric Berkowitz

    Westbourne 2012

    Paperback 368pp

    9781908906007   Product Code: 16871

    Sex is one of the most powerful human drives, and societies have sought to regulate it since the dawn of history. Meticulous, scholarly, yet laced with spicy anecdote, this chronological survey ranges from the brutal impalement of an adulteress in Mesopotamia to the trials of Oscar Wilde. Peopled with transvestites, rent boys, royal mistresses and gay charioteers, it demonstrates how what is 'normal' in one age is forbidden in another, exposing the futility of such attempts to constrain human sexuality.

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