10. Book: The Joy of Sexus: Lust, Love, and Longing in the Ancient World by Vicki León
If it seems sex is everywhere these days, we've got nothing on the sex-obsessed citizens of the ancient world. Vicki Leon enlightens us on the sexcapades of ancient Greeks, Romans, and other peoples in her new book, The Joy of Sexus. Featuring masturbating gods, origins of orgies, and eco-friendly dildos, tales of the true practices of these polytheists makes 50 Shades of Grey look like child's play. The Joy of Sexus is available Tuesday from Walker Books.