Dildos in the Archaeological and Historic Record Part I – Ice Age and the Greeks

I love this, ancient dildos in history…and literature…and obviously the strap on type.

Herodotus Wept

I have often times been surprised to discover that bits of technology I thought were modern have roots going back hundreds or even thousands of years. Sometimes human technology goes back so far that it seems to say something fundamental about how humans have used tools and technology to achieve what they want. I can think of no better example than the dildo, which goes all the way back to before the end of the last Ice Age.

Ice Age Dildos

launPerhaps you’ve heard of this little fellow. Measuring about 7 1/2 inches long and about  1.1 inches wide (hmm…) this could very well be the most famous sex toy around. Look, it’s even on the BBC! It was found about 4 years ago at a site in Germany and has been dated to around 28,000 years ago. 28,000!!! In the BBC article poor Professor Nicholas Conrad from Tubingen University…

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