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A documentary about the history of sex. The program investigates how sex has inspired great art and low humor, ignited battles and lustful obsessions, has been celebrated openly and shamefully hidden. From the practices of the ancient world to the anything-goes sexual revolution of the 20th century, the secrets of the Kama Sutra to the perversions of the Marquis de Sade, the Victorian age to Viagra... the miniseries shows how sex unites and divides the genders.
|S01E01||The 20th Century||17/09/1999||A sensual, extensive series that looks at what sex has meant to the development of civilization--and what the development of civilization has meant to sex. From the first latex condom in the 1920s to the birth of the Pill in the 1960s, sexuality evolved at a rapid pace in the 20th century. How will sex change in the 21st century?|
|S01E02||From Don Juan to Queen Victoria||18/09/1999||This part of our sexual sweep through history covers the intensely romantic (Don Juan, Casanova) and the darkly perverse (Marquis de Sade), then moves on to the 19th century with its quirky views. It is the era of Queen Victoria, yet mail-order pornography takes off. We also reveal carnal kinks of the Pilgrims and Puritans.|
|S01E03||The Middle Ages||19/09/1999||In this steamy history, we trace the evolution of sexual beliefs and practices from the fall of the Roman Empire through the Renaissance. We'll also uncover the conflicting extremes of medieval romance and sex--from the bawdy life of European city dwellers to the staid and dangerous practice of courtly love. Medieval scholars offer humorous and interesting carnal tales of lusty knights, bawdy widows, naughty priests, and chaste maidens.|
|S01E04||The Eastern World||20/09/1999||An exploration of sex in China, Japan, India, and the Arab world that offers an intriguing perspective on the interrelation of sexuality and spirituality in eastern culture. Among the topics presented are the ancient Chinese equivalent of Viagra, Japanese acceptance of prostitutes and pornographic art, and tips from the Kama Sutra.|
|S01E05||Ancient Civilization||21/09/1999||In this hour, we study sex in the ancient world--from Mesopotamians, who viewed adultery as a crime of theft, to Romans, who believed that squatting and sneezing after sex was a reliable method birth control. We also look at revealing Egyptian and Greek practices--from the origins of dildos, to intimate relations between Egyptian gods and goddesses, to the use of crocodile dung as a contraceptive.|
|S01E08||Sex in the Bible||00/00/0000|
|S01E09||Sex in the Civil War||00/00/0000|