"The truth lies somewhere between 'men oppress women with their uncontrollable needs' and 'women oppress men with their socially constructed monogamous love'.” The Smart Set reviews a controversial new book on the history of modern sexuality and warns us that we take the darkness out of sex at our own peril: "There’s nothing progressive about this totally old-fashioned idea that women’s sexuality is the victim of, and secondary to, men’s sexuality. You can unpack the baggage from agriculture, and hunting-gathering, to figure out a new way to move forward with relations between men and women. But only if you’re honest about the contents—good and bad."