The History of Sex

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The History of Sex
Genre Documentary
Written by Kelly McPherson
Melissa Jo Peltier
Directed by Jim Milio
Shyam Benegal
Melissa Jo Peltier
Narrated by Peter Coyote
Composer(s) Kevin Kiner
Country of origin United States United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 5
Production
Executive producer(s) Charlie Maday
Jim Milio
Melissa Jo Peltier
Editor(s) Bruce Bailey
Diana Friedberg
Allison MacEwan
Running time 60 min
Broadcast
Original channel The History Channel
First shown in 1999
Original run 17 September 1999 – 21 September 1999

The History of Sex is a 1999 five part documentary series by Jim Milio, Kelly McPherson, and Melissa Jo Peltier; and narrated by Peter Coyote. It was first aired on The History Channel. It features interviews of Hugh Hefner, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Helen Gurley Brown, and more.

Episodes[edit]

The 20th Century
This episode first aired on 17 September 1999.[1] It covers birth control methods, sexually transmitted diseases, sex studies, and Sildenafil.
From Don Juan to Queen Victoria
This episode first aired on 18 September 1999.[1] It covers the sexual lives of Giacomo Casanova to the Marquis de Sade, the pilgrims and the Puritans; African tribal rites; and Victorian society.
The Middle Ages
This episode first aired on 19 September 1999.[1] It covers sex from ancient Rome to the Renaissance.
The Eastern World
This episode first aired on 20 September 1999.[1] It covers sexuality from Japan, India, China, and Arabia. It also discusses the origin of the Kama Sutra.
Ancient Civilization
This episode first aired on 21 September 1999.[1] It covers sexuality from Mesopotamia, Rome, Egypt and Greece.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "History of Sex on History Channel". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2008-02-21. 

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