Nowadays, you can google pretty much any question you have about sex and find numerous articles in diverse media outlets that attempt to answer it: “Can you get pregnant on your period?” “Why do I orgasm without ejaculating?” No question is too obscure.

We can partially thank the internet for this influx of information, but where did people go for sex advice before the invention of the world wide web? After all, it's not like everyone grew up able to consult their families and friends (or if they did, they didn't always receive helpful answers). And sex education in schools is failing us pretty much everywhere in the world.

Sex advice started way before online outlets

While the websites we read about sex on today are an invention of the past few decades, people have actually been reading sex advice for centuries, if not millennia, in the form of books. The ancient Greek philosophers