The History of Sex (1999)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Sexuality, Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Steve Blackburn

Actor Peter Coyote, of Roman Polanski's dark sex comedy Bitter Moon, narrates this History Channel series that examines human biology, art, humor, and attitudes regarding sex through the ages. Directed by Mark Hufnail, this first of five episodes takes a look at sex in the olden days, including, but not limited to, documents concerning sex dating back to ancient Mesopotamia, information about ancient Egyptian contraceptive methods, and a peek at Roman orgies. The program is closed-captioned.



custom [habit or practice], morals, sex, tradition