Win a copy of 'Sex: Lessons from History' by Dr Fern Riddell

Dr Fern Riddell - Sex: Lessons From History

We're giving away 5 copies of Sex: Lessons From History by Dr Fern Riddell, host of Sky HISTORY's Not What You Thought You Knew podcast. To take part, enter via the competition link below:

Sex: Lessons From History

A powerful, inclusive and entertaining new cultural history of sex from one of the UK's most prominent historians.

For the entirety of human history, sex has never just been about reproduction. Statistically speaking, only one out of every one thousand sexual acts between a man and a woman will result in pregnancy. And as we know, sex does not solely take place between just men and women.

So: what is sex for?

In Sex: Lessons From History, Fern Riddell takes us on an illuminating journey to uncover the sexual lives of our ancestors. From flirtation to orgasm and everything in between, she shows us that they were just as preoccupied as we are with sexual identity, masturbation, foreplay, sex and deviance – facing it with the same confusion, joy, and accidental hilarity that we do today.

About the author

Dr Fern Riddell is a cultural historian specialising in sex, suffrage and culture in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. She appears regularly on TV and radio, and hosts the well-known history podcast #NotWhatYouThoughtYouKnew, where she explores how history has made us who we are today