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  • Published: 19 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780141985275
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $29.99

The Story of Sex

From Apes to Robots




An illustrated history of sex, sexuality and human intimacy through the ages, from our primate predecessors to our robotic futures

Sex is everywhere, yet how many of us truly understand what we're doing?

Our attitudes to sex and sexuality are forever in flux. Driven by pleasure, power, revenge, a desire for children or simply because it isn't allowed, humans have had sex on the brain since pre-civilization. But what do we really know? In The Story of Sex, we discover the truth, including: what eroticism really is, when the first couple was established, what phallic festivals were all about, when chastity belts
were used and how some ancient civilizations were far ahead of their time when it came to gender equality.

The first graphic novel of its kind, The Story of Sex brilliantly and humorously uncovers the most fascinating details of our sexual ancestry, and foretells a future of virtual gratification.

  • Published: 19 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780141985275
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $29.99

Praise for The Story of Sex

OOH la la...We've come a long way from wrapping Lady Chatterley's Lover in brown paper

London Evening Standard

The book France won't stop talking about...undoubtedly a lovely Christmas gift for anyone with a keen interest in when and how the first vibrator was invented

Telegraph

A witty account that embraces everything from the earliest humans to the age of cybersex

Guardian

Funny, erudite, and devilishly sexy, The Story of Sex is a treat for the whole family (except, perhaps, younger children and muffled prudes)

The Culture Trip

Warm, humane, inclusive, open-minded

The Times

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