hardback in Fine condition (looks New) complete with dust jacket.
"Sex as pleasure, sex as sin, sex as ritual - 'Sexualia' reveals what sex really is: a multifarious, adaptable and constantly mutating phenomenon. Since the prehistory of mankind gender-relations have evoked a maze of questions and triggered endless theories and hypotheses. However, the conscious investigation of sexuality across cultures, classes, and academic disciplines, as presented in [this book] has only recently taken place. In this book an international team of authors - ethnologists, sexologists, sociologists, and art scholars - have documented sexuality in a kaleidoscopic manner, exploring all aspects of this ever-fascinating subject: from the physical nuts-and-bolts to sexual behavior both 'standard' and bizarre, from the gods of the ancient world to cybersex in the computer age. The informative text is illuminated with a wealth of remarkable pictures and images which reveal previously unrecognized intercultural links