Sex in History

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Marcus Woodhouse
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Sex in History

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Reay Tannahill 1992 ISBN 0-8128-8540-6
Written by the author of Food in History and like that book about much, much more than sex. While not obviously able to cover everything in 10,000 years of human history this is a hefty attempt to enlighten the reader with regard to marriage, birth control, sexuality (and its control) issues of taboo such as homosexuality, etc and it left me thinking that in an age where women and those who live in same sex relationships still face difficulty not a lot of pregress has been made.
Now stop giggling at the back.
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I'm giggling at the front (You can see the visual aids better)
"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle."
Edmund Burke(1729 – 1797)
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Iv'e found this useful for explaining about sex in the middle ages.

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"God said love thy neighbour as untoo thy self, unless they are Turkish, in which case, KILL THE B**TARDS!"

Richard IV before leaving on crusade

http://community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/Th ... fSkirbeck/

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What worries me is they ask if you are naked BEFORE they ask if you are in Church......
"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle."
Edmund Burke(1729 – 1797)
Proof that being "Conservative" wasn't always a bad thing.....

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One penance was to appear naked in church and then be whipped by the priest. This still forms part of the training of alter servers.




At least that was what he told me.
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I rather have sex in the present or the future then in history!

Also I rather have sex in my story then in his story!
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