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  Roman Christianity

Sex in Rome

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"In Rome, a particular set of attitudes towards sex had become established, which inform Western attitudes today. Sex was seen as an act of status in which the penetrator dominated the penetrated..." ~ Why Men Made God page 219

In Sexuality in Greek and Roman Culture(2013) Marilyn Skinner provides acomprehensive and engaging introduction to the sexual cultures of ancient Greece and Rome.comprehensive and engaging introduction to the sexual cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. The book covers a wide range of subjects, including Greek pederasty and the symposium, ancient prostitution, representations of women in Greece and Rome, and the public regulation of sexual behavior.

"Even women's sexual pleasure itself became dishonourable. The patriarchy condemns women's sexual pleasure, and this is nowhere more starkly obvious than in the hideous practice of Female Genital Mutilation, which carves out a woman's clitoris, an organ that has no function other than providing pleasure." ~ Why Men Made God, page 220.

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