The investigation of the historical backdrop of human sexuality


The work of Swiss law specialist Johann Bachofen had a noteworthy effect on the investigation of the historical backdrop of sexuality. Numerous writers, eminently Lewis Henry Morgan and Friedrich Engels, were affected by Bachofen, and scrutinized Bachofen’s thoughts on the subject, which were completely drawn from a nearby perusing of old mythology.

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In his 1861 book Mother Right: An Investigation of the Religious and Juridical Character of Matriarchy in the Ancient World Bachofen composes that in the first place human sexuality was clamorous and indiscriminate.

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