Sex, The World History; Through Time, Religion and Culture (3 volumes) On audible Amazon. It deserves to be hailed as the FIRST ever, Gender Honest History of Sex. Beautifully written, narrated and detailed.
A cross-cultural examination of sexual beliefs, the book traces sexual practices with gender honesty, throughout the world's cultures; ancient to modern. A deep look at world religions and their control of sex, the book explores and exposes complex relationships between spirituality, sexuality, and the treatment of women and boys throughout history. The book revamps previous historical interpretations of gender fluidity in worldwide cultures.
While women were exalted as leaders and priestesses in many cultures, they suffered a drastic loss of power and prestige over time. The supremacy of the Mother Goddess throughout most of human existence, and her relatively recent fall, is detailed.
Other themes are; the existence of bisexuality in the majority of human cultures, the influence and abuses of the Church, the history of sexual slavery, including World War II, child brides and forced marriages. Also detailed are historical perspectives on homosexuality, the origins of the LGBTQ and Feminist movements.
Included are works of mythology, legend and literary excerpts. These weave together a multicultural and historical tapestry which we can now see reflected in our contemporary world. It offers in very readable form an encyclopedic tour of the sexuality of humankind!