From America's earliest days, sex has shaped and defined our country. From the Puritan "mandatory sex" rule for married couples to Ben Franklin's racy newspapers and even car design, these are the stories behind America's sex pioneers.
The world's oldest profession turns up in the places you'd least expect it: as a major source of revenue for the Catholic Church and the driving force behind America's first racially integrated neighborhood.
From Ancient Rome to Washington DC and everywhere in-between, discover how the world changes when powerful people shamelessly shatter boundaries and break rules. In this episode, a Roman empress turns to prostitution for fun.
These are the surprisingly true stories about how the sex lives of the powerful have shaken up history: from Warren G. Harding's days as a playboy, to one women's time in a prince's modern day harem, to Rasputin's legendary status as a ladies man.
Nothing unleashes sex like war--after all, if you were going to die tomorrow, what would you want to do tonight? From Ancient Roman battalions to seductive spies to how soldiers spent their down time in the Civil War.
These are the surprising stories behind how scientists, the government and even the judicial system have harnessed sex to change world history: from covert experimental CIA orgies to the Middle Ages' "honest woman" test to verify bedroom activity.