Wikipedia – The History of Sex + History Channel – The History of Sex + (1) 20th Century + (2) From Don Juan to Queen Victoria + (3) The Middle Ages + (4) Eastern World + (5) Ancient Civilizations

The History of Sex

For the History Article, see History of Human Sexuality. For A Historical Study by Michel Foucault, see The History of Sexuality.

The History of Sex

Genre Documentary
Written by Kelly McPherson
Melissa Jo Peltier
Directed by Jim Milio
Shyam Benegal
Melissa Jo Peltier
Narrated by Peter Coyote
Composer Kevin Kiner
Country of Origin United States
Original Languages English, German
of Episodes 5
Executive Producers Charlie Maday
Jim Milio
Melissa Jo Peltier
Editors Bruce Bailey
Diana Friedberg
Allison MacEwan
Running Time 60 Minutes Each
Original Network The History Channel
Original Release 17 September – 21 September 1999

The History of Sex is A 1999 Five Part Documentary Series by Jim Milio, Kelly McPherson, and Melissa Jo Peltier and Narrated by Peter Coyote. It was First Aired on The History Channel. It features Interviews of Hugh Hefner, Dr Ruth Westheimer, Helen Gurley Brown, and More.


The 20th Century
This Episode First Aired on 17 September 1999. [1] It covers Birth Control Methods, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sex Studies, and Sildenafil.
From Don Juan to Queen Victoria
This Episode First Aired on 18 September 1999. [1] It covers the Sexual Lives of Giacomo Casanova to the Marquis de Sade, the Pilgrims and the Puritans; African Tribal Rites; and Victorian Society.
The Middle Ages
This Episode First Aired on 19 September 1999. [1] It covers Sex from Ancient Rome to the Renaissance.
The Eastern World
This Episode First Aired on 20 September 1999. [1] It covers Aexuality from Japan, India, China, and Arabia. It also discusses the Origin of the Kama Sutra. There is an Error in this Program. It says, “The Predominant Religion in Baghdad was Islam, which was Founded in 1622 AD by the Prophet Mohammed.” Islam was Actually Founded in 622 AD.
Ancient Civilization
This Episode First Aired on 21 September 1999.[1] It covers Sexuality from Mesopotamia, Rome, Egypt and Greece.


  1. “History of Sex on History Channel”. Retrieved 21 February 2008.

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The History of Sex (1) The 20th Century

Published 20 Apr 2020