This book celebrates sex and demonstrates that New York is the sexiest city in the world. It vividly documents the city's erotic history through a dramatic gallery of images: early prints and drawings, cartoons, news clippings, rare archival photographs, and art. The book shows how civilization has been pitted against nature in the city and covers urban life from the first startling encounters between colonists and native Americans to today's sexual carnival. "Sex in N.Y. City" chronicles social mores and unveils a riveting spectacle of voyeurism and exhibitionism, from the peaks of celebrity to the decadent underground. New York is revealed as the city of a million insatiable appetites. The first book to showcase four centuries of a lustful approach to life, "Sex in N.Y. City" will delight all readers of erotica and lovers of New York City, both gay and straight.