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Sex as a factor in human existence appears as a theme in nearly every area of literature. The books within the four categories are taken from the Alfred C. Kinsey Institute for Sex Research, and date from 1700 to 1860. Modern readers are able to assess how much of contemporary life reflects a real "sexual revolution" and how much is really rooted in the past. A printed guide accompanies collection.
Sexual Behavior and Attitudes
Works within this section examine the sexual mores of the 18th and 19th centuries. Incest, celibacy, extramarital sex and homosexuality are among the topics covered.
Sex, Law and Medicine
Books on rape, sex offenses, divorce, venereal diseases, reproduction and adultery appear in this category. The section contains a large number of trial accounts, reflecting the considerable public attention given to British adultery trials during the 18th century.
Sex and Literature
The more "classic" selections of this type of collection appear in this section, which provides unique insights into the development of varying sexual attitudes throughout the world. Most titles are in either English, French or German.
Sex and the Humanities
This segment deals with the status of women, anticlerical works, medical aspects of sex, such as birth control, and the immoral effects of music, theater and dancing. Also included are social histories, dictionaries and art books.
Complete Collection: 120 reels