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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.
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.
These unbelievably true stories reveal what happens when people take sex to the extreme: from Emperor Nero's now famous sex parties to Teddy Roosevelt's crusades against sex-ridden New York City.
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.
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- Premiered: April 20, 2013
- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: Examining how sex has influenced cultures throughout history.