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Ancients Loved Sex: Behind the Veil

The Ancient Loved Sex: Behind the Veil  is a companion book to the Lost Eros Saga and contains sacred and delicious tales of love and lust from ancient Greece, Sumer, Persia, India, Egypt, Rome, and the Mideast. 


The Ancients Loved Sex – Behind the Veil

Arise my love, my beautiful one, and come!

Sacred (& Delicious) Tales of Love and Lust

The illustrated galaxy of reading pleasures includes:

  • “Istanbul 2461” the world’s earliest love poem (“Lion, let me caress you.”)  
  • The Courtship of Inanna and Dumuzi tells of the Sacred Marriage between a goddess and a mortal. Celebrated at festivals annually, their sexual union insured the fertility of the land. (“Who will plow my vulva? Who will plow my high field? Who will plow my wet ground?”)
  • Kama Sutra.  India’s most famous sex manual is a guide to the labyrinth of sexual etiquette, including how to woo a woman and put her at ease. (“Gently he puts his arm around her, but not for too long.”)
  • The Arabic sex manual, The Perfumed Garden of Sensual Delights, provides advice on seduction, sexual endurance and potency, laugh-out-loud descriptions of male and female sexual organs (the voluptuous, primitive, silent one, crusher, etc.) interspersed with amusing stories meant to provide context. (“The odor it emits is full of charms.”)
  • The Song of Solomon, the most erotic book of the Bible, gives voice to two lovers who praise and yearn for the other, offering invitations to enjoy the flesh and rejoice in sexual intimacy.(“Your breasts are like twins of a gazelle that graze among the lilies.”)

The eBook also includes previously banned excerpts from:

  • Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire (“You would take the whole world to bed with you.”)
  • “Molly Bloom’s Soliloquy” from Ulysses by James Joyce (“and yes I said yes I will yes”)
  • Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (“Watch out, I have a large, very large fur.”)


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