Join one of the UK’s most prominent historians for an illuminating journey uncovering the sexual lives of our ancestors.
For the entirety of human history, sex has never just been about reproduction. Statistically speaking, only one out of every one thousand sexual acts between a man and a woman will result in pregnancy. And as we know, sex does not solely take place between just men and women.
So: what is sex for?
From flirtation to orgasm and everything in between, Dr Riddell will show us that they were just as preoccupied as we are with sexual identity, masturbation, foreplay, sex and deviance – facing it with the same confusion, joy, and accidental hilarity that we do today.
Praise for Fern Riddell’s Sex: Lessons from History:
‘Sex: Lessons from History will challenge and enrich your sense of erotic history. Fern Riddell is the perfect guide – informed, rigorous, radical, passionate – using the sexual past to map the way to the future.’ – Matthew Sweet