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Perspectives on Sexuality During prehistoric time, women were worshiped because they did not know men did anything when it came to reproductionAfter Ice Age, role of male came into play and phallic worship beganAncient Mediterranean: Hebrews-Sex was for procreation and marriage-Although it was limited to marriage, still an emphasis on pleasure-Schedule for sexGreeks-Greeks believed women and men were all bisexual, so male-male sex was viewed as normal and acceptable as long as it did not threaten the institution of family-Prostitution completely legal and flourishedRomans -Against homosexual behavior, particularly male-male because it threatened the family-Emperors sponsored orgies Ancient China-Published earliest known sex manuals-Taoism promoted sexual intimacyIndia-Sexual pleasure as a spiritual ideal-Temples had erotic sculptures US History-Puritan Ethic: tried to set up a biblically based society in the New WorldoPunished adultery, bestiality, and rape by deatho

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