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The Joy of Sex

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10 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 26 October 2011

It is almost 40 years since the publication of a groundbreaking book about relationships.

It was written by a British academic and illustrated with images of real people.

It went on to sell millions of copies around the world.

Image © Chris Foss courtesy www.ChrisFossArt.com

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