How Sex Changed the World

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  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (73)

How Sex Changed the World is a television show that presents historical anecdotes about times when sex or sexual influences have made a significant impact on human history. The anecdotes are alternately told by the narrator and various commentators, including historians, anthropologists, and other experts. Some more modern anecdotes are told through a first-person account by the actual subject of the story. The show also examines how the event influenced history. For example, an episode that featured Genghis Khan explained that he was directly related to one out of every six people with Asian ancestry. The show is interspersed with short interviews with people pulled from the street. They are asked personal questions about their sex lives or to attempt to explain the historical event being featured in the show. The narrators then proceed to explain the actual event. At the end of every anecdote, there is a visual recap of the story and the episode thus far.

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Sexperiment
10. Sexperiment
June 29, 2013
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 and even the "cure" for female hysteria.
Sex Gone Wrong
9. Sex Gone Wrong
June 22, 2013
Sex is one of the most powerful human needs and many people have tried to harness its power for their own gain. But those attempts often backfire. From Jack Parsons, an American rocket scientist who thought he could harness the power of sex, to Thomas Jefferson's attempt to trap Alexander Hamilton in an affair, find out what happens when basic instincts backfire.
Extreme Sex
8. Extreme Sex
June 15, 2013
How men and women throughout history took sex to extreme levels
Sex and War
7. Sex and War
June 1, 2013
How sex becomes a byproduct of war.
Superheroes of Sex
6. Superheroes of Sex
June 1, 2013
Throughout history, there have been fearless men and women who have risked everything to reveal the mysteries behind our favorite subject: sex. From Leonardo Da Vinci's early work to Alfred Kinsey's revealing sex surveys to the man who discovered and translated the Kama Sutra for the world, these are the stories behind the "Superheroes of Sex.
Sex & Power
5. Sex & Power
May 18, 2013
Exploring the sex lives of notable people throughout history.
Sexpocalypse
4. Sexpocalypse
May 11, 2013
Sex-related controversies related to Pompeii and J. Edgar Hoover.
Sex Rebels
3. Sex Rebels
May 4, 2013
Famous leaders, including a Roman empress and a U.S. president, express their sexuality.
Sex for Sale
2. Sex for Sale
April 27, 2013
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, the driving force behind America's first racially integrated neighborhood, and the launch pad for the most powerful woman in the history of the Roman Empire. Discover the truth behind how selling sex has changed the world.
America's Sex Pioneers
1. America's Sex Pioneers
April 20, 2013
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.
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How Sex Changed the World is a television show that presents historical anecdotes about times when sex or sexual influences have made a significant impact on human history. The anecdotes are alternately told by the narrator and various commentators, including historians, anthropologists, and other experts. Some more modern anecdotes are told through a first-person account by the actual subject of the story. The show also examines how the event influenced history. For example, an episode that featured Genghis Khan explained that he was directly related to one out of every six people with Asian ancestry.

The show is interspersed with short interviews with people pulled from the street. They are asked personal questions about their sex lives or to attempt to explain the historical event being featured in the show. The narrators then proceed to explain the actual event. At the end of every anecdote, there is a visual recap of the story and the episode thus far.How Sex Changed the World is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on April 20, 2013.

Where to Watch How Sex Changed the World

How Sex Changed the World is available for streaming on the H2 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch How Sex Changed the World on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, History Vault and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    April 20, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (73)