Weird History

The Many Times Sexual Intercourse Altered The Course Of History

For many, "the deed" is a private event that takes place behind closed doors. But sex in history has altered politics and its effect on the world. Over the course of time, when private events went public, they unleashed heavy consequences. Stories like Cleopatra's or the Marquis de Sade's are strong examples for how "doing it" changed the course of history.

Despite its very basic use as a means of reproduction, history evinces that intercourse can be used in any number of ways to achieve a certain goal. Throughout history, engaging in physical relations has brought power to some and taken it from others, built up empires and torn others apart.

Learn about the times intercourse changed history, and shook up humanity's timeline.