Sex Lives of the Popes: An Irreverent Expose of the Bishops of Rome from St Peter to the Present Day

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Prion’s internationally bestselling Sex Lives series presents lighthearted accounts of the sexual escapades of major figures in history, politics, religion, the arts, and film. Irreverent and gossipy, the books are packed with carnal tidbits and eye-opening revelations. In the last 2,000 years the Popes have set the sexual agenda for almost a quarter of the world's population. But while preaching chastity from on high many have practised something altogether more dissolute. The Pope was the most powerful man on earth, and there was no one who could tell him he could not sleep with whoever he wanted. There was a female Pope too, which only became apparent when she gave birth in the street. Added to that there have been pornographers, homosexuals, pedophiles, womanizers, perverts, and good old-fashioned adulterers who have occupied the Holy See. Sex Lives of the Popes is a humorous expose of papal promiscuity.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781853752070
  • Publisher: Prion
  • Publication date: 3/18/1997
  • Series: Sex Lives Series
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Nigel Cawthorne has been a writer and editor for twenty-five years and has written, contributed to and edited more than sixty books on a wide range of subjects. He has also contributed to the London Guardian, Daily Mail, Mirror and the New York Tribune, among others.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The Bishop of Rome 5
2 Fathers and Sons 22
3 Ladies' Men 33
4 Latin Lovers 42
5 Pope Joan 47
6 The Papal Pornocracy 61
7 Roman Orgies 72
8 Craving Celibacy 77
9 Sex and Violence 84
10 Adultery in Avignon 116
11 Incontinence in Constance 136
12 Papal Pornography 148
13 Our Ladies 159
14 A Borgia Orgy Tonight 171
15 Holy Fathers 222
16 Pope Petticoat 235
17 The Sistine Goes Pristine 243
18 Just Say No 258
19 His Holiness Pope George Ringo 265
Chronology 271
Index 274
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