Eros Denied: Sex in Western Society

Eros Denied: Sex in Western Society is a 1964 book by Wayland Young on erotic expression and its exclusion throughout history.

The book is a history of sexual repression in Europe from ancient to modern times, offering many anecdotes and examples.

Eros Denied by Wayland Young is considered to be a brilliant history of the sexual mores of the West, highlighting his text by frequent comparisons to other societies and cultures past and present.

Young focuses frank attention on what he considers the most flagrant deformations of healthy attitudes in Western society – of which prostitution is only the most obvious.