The Globe and Mail has a review of Written in the Flesh: A History of Desire by Edward Shorter, and pretty much sums things up with the phrase 'Shorter takes us from "the free-and-easy sexuality" of classical antiquity, through the "sexual night-fall of Christian Europe,"' ... alas, there are no details of this 'free and easiness' given in the review, but I'm sure someone out there will want to track it down. (the reviewer disagrees with much of the 'history' of the tome, by the way).