But to do so would be wrong. On the contrary, the 20th century was highly complex and often contradictory in its views of sexual rights, homosexuality, contraception, the eroticization of marriage, premarital sex, abortion, sexual imagery, prostitution, sexual violence, and a host of other issues that were intertwined with historical, political and religious events, said Herzog, Distinguished Professor of History and the Daniel Rose Faculty Scholar at the Graduate Center City University of New York.
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We know little of how these rules affected the lives of ordinary people, but the threat of damnation almost certainly transformed sex into activity loaded with fear and danger. Writer Editors. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. IMDb Everywhere.
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At the very end of the century, questions of sexual identity were also subject to speculative and would-be scientific investigation, dubbed sexology The spread of syphilis to epidemic proportions across Europe in the 16th century reveals that many men and women were not as chaste as the Church would have liked. Let's start with the Greeks Aphrodisiac, eroticism, homosexuality, narcissism, nymphomania, pederasty all these terms are derived from the language of ancient Greece which tells you something about its society.