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Human Sexuality Throughout History Jason Edgette Professor Rapa CHFD220 May 13, 2018
Prostitution- Ancient Times to 1400s Prostitution has been around since the beginning of history and is important when it comes to the way people viewed sex. While today most religions are against the idea of prostitution, the Mesopotamian religion started the prostitution trade. Women who worshipped the Goddess Ishtar would give sex to men who offered money to the temple. Herodotus a Greek historian noted that most young women lost their virginity in the temples of Ishtar to unknown men (Fanni, 2014). Prostitution was also popular and not looked down upon in Ancient Greek and Rome (both women and young males were prostitutes), Egypt, the Aztecs, China, and Japan It was not until religions like Christianity and Islam got popular that prostitution was considered an immoral act and became a prosecutable offense. Prostitution still survived through all the centuries and can still be considered popular but illegal in most places; however, the history of prostitution shows that religion always have a strong correlation when it comes to human and sex.
Creation of Condoms-1400s to 1700s Condoms first started to get popular in Asia during the 1400s. The condom was primary used as a birth control; however, the condom also protected against infections. The condoms were made in China from silk or lamb intestines, or in Japan with tortoise shell or animal horns (Sexinfo, 2015). Condoms were still unheard of in Europe until the 16 th century, until Gabrielle Fallopius published a document about an experiment using condoms to protect against syphilis. Because of the work of Fallopius, Condoms would start to get more popular (by the 1700s, Condoms was being sold in public places), and helped against STIs and also dropped the birthrate. However, religious communities were against the idea of condoms, saying it was it immoral and led to more sex.

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