The Incredible Story of Sex: Vol 2
Original title: L’Incroyable histoire du sexe. Vol 2: de l’Afrique à l’Asie
Building on the international success of A History of Sex, Philippe Brenot and Laetitia Coryn take us on a journey of discovery to explore the history of human sexuality, from the Far East to South America.
A STUDY OF SEXUAL CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD
Following on from the first volume exploring trends in sexual mores and practices in the West from our earliest ancestors to the present day, this second volume now takes an in-depth look at love and sex in other cultures. It takes in countless traditions across Africa, the very rich erotic history and culture of the Arab world, Indian mythology, China’s age-old tradition of eroticism, Japan’s refined sexual mores, Central and Latin America, and the Pacific region.
DIFFERENCES THAT RAISE VITAL QUESTIONS
Is sexual behavior universal? Are desire and eroticism expressed the same way from culture to culture and from age to age? Do different societies have different taboos? Are some cultures freer than others? Is there a trend towards repressing urges, or on the contrary, giving them free rein? What agency do women have to lead their sex lives as they see fit? How do different cultures consider sexual orientation? A History of Sex: Volume 2 is a wide-ranging survey of unparalleled scope.
- The second volume of a best-selling comic-style reference work.
- A uniquely rich survey of sex and love around the world.