A Brief History of Romantic Love could easily have been called "A Survey of Sexual Excess." A virginal young man falls in love with his own image in a forest pool in the manner of Narcissus, while a young woman wanders the world sleeping with every man she meets. In later life the same woman gives birth to fifty children, including sestuplets, septuplets, octuplets and Siamese triplets.  Along the way, the adventuresome youngsters encounter a giant penis, tantric bunraku sex puppets, and a witch who steals men's semen for nefarious purposes.

A Brief history of Romantic Love