Go harder, go all night! That's what the prevailing message is. But is it doing us harm? Several factors are driving the trend toward more hardcore sex. We're advocating 'soft sex' as an alternative.
If you thought Valentine's Day was a modern piece of commercialism, 5000 years ago the king god was bringing the goddess gifts of jewels and milk products (chocolate) and singing sex songs to her.
Take inspiration this Valentine's Day from the sacred sex ritual quršu. Part 11 of the series examines the setting up of the honeyed bed and perfumed chamber.