One of the early civilizations to experiment with dildos was ancient Egypt. Egyptian paintings from 3,000 BCE show women wearing large phallic objects around their waists to pay tribute to the god Osiris.
BRONZE dildos and jade butt plugs dating back 2,000 years have been uncovered by archaeologists in China. Ancient sex toys were discovered in the tombs of aristocrats from the ancient Han dynasty w…
Used in ancient Roman religion and magic, the fascinum referred to the god Fascinus. The phallus was used to summon divine protection.
Prehistoric double-headed dildos have been found which date anywhere from 13 to 19,000 years ago. Various paintings from ancient Egypt around 3000 BCE feature dildos being used in a variety of ways. In medieval times, a plant called the “cantonese groin” was soaked in hot water to enlarge and harden for women to use as dildos.
Ancient Pompeii graffiti read ‘when my worries oppress by body, with my left hand, I release my pent up fluids.’ And Ovid, Pliny, and others, used the left hand as a metaphor for masturbation. 8.
Diogenes, speaking in jest, credited the god Hermes with its invention: he allegedly took pity on his son Pan, who was pining for Echo but unable to seduce her, and taught him the trick of masturbation in order to relieve his suffering. Pan in his turn taught the habit to young shepherds.
8 Sexual Curiosities From Ancient Greece (PHOTOS) 06/14/2013 01:19 pm ET Updated Aug 14, 2013. According to Aristophanes, human beings used to have four arms, four legs, and two sets of genitals, either two male sets, or two female, or one of each. But Zeus split everyone in two, forcing them to wander around on just two legs looking for their ...