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Human sexuality in its historical evolution- Cultural perspectives

Maria Venetikou , Kyriaki Benetatou


Aim: The aim of the present article was the presentation of the most basic historical steps of human sexuality from ancient times to our days, also reflecting the various cultural tendencies that have influenced it. Materials and methods: The bibliographic sources of the most important investigators of sexuality were used. Results: From the findings of this present review, it evolves that human sexuality is a biomedical entity especially affected by the cultural and religious aspects of any society. Conclusions: In conclusion, despite the difficulties in the access of accuracy of the historical sources, the knowledge of conceptions and religious beliefs of anytime society, as well as practice and law changes helps the contemporary understanding of the expression of sexuality.

Keywords: Human sexuality, historical evolution, ancient times, Ellis, Freud, Jonson

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