Since the sexual revolution of the ’60s, we tend to think that sexuality from the Baby Boomers back to the beginning of time was a long history
of repressed urges, prudish fundamentalist restrictions and brutal rape politics.
[I]t turns out that a lot of what BBC dramas tell you about sex in history is just a fanciful cover for sex lives that didn’ t differ
that much from our own.
Myths that persist to this day include …