My Library

University LibraryCatalogue

Limit search to items available for borrowing or consultation
Look for full text

Search Discovery

Search Trove

Add record to RefWorks

Author Brenot, Philippe, author.

Title The story of sex : from apes to robots / French words, Philippe Brenot ; images, Laetitia Coryn ; English words, Will McMorran ; colours, Isabelle Lebeau.

Published London Particular Books, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.709 BREN    AVAILABLE
Physical description 193 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm
Summary Whether out of a desire for children, pleasure, money, power, driven by love, lust, revenge, self-discovery, or simply because it isn't allowed, our attitudes to sex and sexuality are forever changing. Through the centuries, religion, superstition and morality laws have impacted what is and isn't deemed acceptable, while technology and disease have redefined the limits of pleasure and reproduction. Many cultures have come a long way from prohibiting masturbation - by way of a microscope - or homosexuality - a 'perversion' once comparable to cannibalism - while others continue to condemn promiscuous behaviour, particularly of women. The subject is endlessly fascinating and never more relevant to today's discussions of relationships and gender. The Story of Sex brilliantly and humorously reveals our sexual ancestry, highlighting the key characters of change along the way, and foretells a future of virtual gratification.
Other author Coryn, Laetitia, 1984- illustrator.
McMorran, Will, translator.
Subject Sex -- History -- Pictorial works.
Sex customs -- History -- Pictorial works.
Graphic novels.
ISBN 9781846149320 (hbk.)