Since the dawn of time, mankind has tried to regulate the most powerful engine of human behavior––our sexual appetite––with the weapon of the law. In his new book, Sex and Punishment: Judging Four Thousand Years of Desire, author and lawyer Eric Berkowitz illustrates well-documented flesh and blood cases from history that will make you laugh, cry and cringe and that reveal that at any given point in time, some forms of sexual behavior were condoned while others were punished mercilessly. Time to rethink the progressiveness of Western Law.
"Sex and Punishment is built on solid scholarship and spiced with plenty of sordid details that will make you the hit of any cocktail party." ––Christopher Ryan, author of Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
"...enormously informative and entertaining." ––The Boston Globe